Review the new 2014 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
Answering your questions about Healthcare and Insurance
Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 establishes a Self Plus One enrollment type in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Coverage under a Self Plus One enrollment will be available beginning in January 2016. The first opportunity to enroll in Self Plus One will be during the annual Federal Benefits Open Season beginning in November 2015. Read more
Phased Retirement is a human resources tool that allows full-time employees to move to part-time work schedules while beginning to draw retirement benefits. This new tool will allow managers to better provide unique mentoring opportunities for employees while increasing access to the decades of institutional knowledge and experience that retirees can provide.
Benefits Officers Training and Development is very happy to announce the availability of our first on-line course—CSRS Offset.
OPM's CSRS Offset training covers the major aspects of the CSRS Offset program from a benefits officer's point of view including:
Register for the course at our secure on-line registration site.
OPM developed the Federal Ballpark Estimate, a savings goal worksheet. You can use the Federal Ballpark Estimate to automatically calculate estimates of future Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirement benefits and Thrift Savings Plan account balances. It will also let you know how well you are doing in meeting your savings goal. The Federal Ballpark Estimate was developed in partnership with the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) of the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
OPM has developed a retirement financial literacy and education strategy for Federal employees. The plan is designed to educate Federal employees on the need for retirement savings and investment, provide information on how to plan for retirement and how to calculate the retirement investment needed to meet their retirement goals. View additional information on the Benefits Officers Training page.
The online FERCCA Database is now closed. Agencies are encouraged to continue to notify and educate employees on FERCCA and to review employee's personnel records as needed. Agencies are reminded to notify your agency's headquarters level Benefits Officer if you identify any individual(s) who have a retirement coverage error and are eligible for relief under FERCCA; the Benefits Officer will then notify OPM.
Visit our FERCCA Home Page for further information and to view the FERCCA FAQ's. The FERCCA Homepage provides you with everything you need to know about FERCCA and it's implementation. We suggest that you bookmark it for future reference.
Visit the Insure site for more information on the other part of this legislation, long-term care insurance.
Are you registered for the Benefits Administration Information (BENEFTS INFO) online mailing list? The Benefits Administration Information list emails information, primarily Benefits Administration Letters (BAL), to subscribers. While the primary customers for the Benefits Administration Information list are agency benefits officers, anyone, anywhere can subscribe to the list. Benefits Administration Letters will be sent to list subscribers automatically.
Information about this mailing list can be found in BAL 00-701.
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Benefits Officers Training and Development (BOTD) is building a webcast library of topics for the human resource professional.
CHCO Council Academy Session
Tips for Healthy Retirement Applications
Q&A from Healthy Case Webinar March 2014
Entering Phased Retirement
Agency Planning for Phased Retirement Handout
Phased Retirement An Employee Perspective
Counseling Employees in Phased Retirement
You can watch these and other videos at our Media Center.
Future webcasts will be announced through our Benefits Administration Information mailing list. Please see the information below to join this mailing list.
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