Federal Benefits

  • Deposits and redeposits for Federal Retirement: What’s that all about?!

    Join our host, Bob Leins, CPA® as he welcomes Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, Inc. If you are or have been a Federal employee, this broadcast has important information.

  • Social Security disability

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about Social Security Disability.

  • Population health and wellness in the FEHB Program

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, to talk Population Health and Wellness in the FEHB Program. 

  • What could happen? A discussion on the proposed Federal Pay Freeze and retirement changes

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Causey of Federal News Radio. Federal Employees are anxious about the four proposals that the Office of Personnel Management recently sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), but were nowhere to be found in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which lawmakers passed Thursday morning with a 351-66 vote, as reported by Federal News Radio. 

  • Kickoff Financial Literacy Month

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist. During Financial Literacy Month we will look at the basics of “Financial Literacy (FL)” – what it is, why it is so important, and how being financially aware will enhance your daily, monthly and annual financial decisions.

  • A look back and a look ahead to federal benefits

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Mike Causey to take a look back at Federal Benefits over the past year and a look to what’s ahead.

  • Be proactive in keeping your retirement plans on track

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist, to talk about what you can do to be ready for retirement.

  • Survivor benefits

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, as they discuss an important subject: Survivor Benefits. August 21, 2017

  • Early retirement, buyout – Be careful what you wish for!

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist to talk about early retirement. Remember all that glitters is not gold! Do you understand the possible effects of an early retirement on your benefits or retirement? August 7, 2017

  • An educational discussion on long term care

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Dave Love, CLU, CLTC with The Love Financial Group to the studio for an educational discussion about long term care. Morningstar investment analysts’ research shows that approximately 70% of Americans over age 65 will become cognitively impaired or unable to complete the activities of daily living. Baron’s says the average need for LTC is almost four years for women and just under two and a half years for men. July 10, 2017

  • Hot topics in federal benefits

    Join our host Bob Leins as he welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist, to the studio to talk about hot topics in federal benefits.

    May 15, 2017

  • What to expect during the 115th congress

    Bob Leins, and co-host Ray Kirk, welcome Josh Huder, Ph.D., to the studio to discuss the 115th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating federal employees about Congress and its operation.

    February 13, 2017

  • The New Congress: What to Focus on in the 115th Congress

    This week on ForYourBenefit, our hosts, Bob Leins Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Ken Gold the Director of Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown to the studio.

    January 2, 2017

  • OPM: Your Personnel Office after Retirement – What to Know Now!

    Learn to understand the process of leaving employment and becoming an annuitant, decisions to make when planning to retire and OPM’s “personnel office” retirement services.

    December 26, 2016