Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) As part of the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, you may be eligible to participate in the PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare Part B. The PSHB SEP applies to certain Postal Service annuitants and family members who were entitled to Medicare Part A, but not enrolled…

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Social Security COLA to be 8.7% for 2023

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2021 through the third quarter of 2022, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive an 8.7 percent COLA for 2023. See 2023 Social Security Changes – Fact Sheet

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Unlocking the Secrets of FERS

By Tammy Flanagan – January 22, 2015 As you probably know, federal employees are generally covered by one of two retirement systems: the “old” Civil Service Retirement System or the “new” Federal Employees Retirement System. But FERS isn’t that new any more. It includes many employees who have accumulated 30 or more years of federal…

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Postal Retirement Q&A January 2015 by Roseanne Jefferson

Good Day Postal Employees……and a Very Happy New Year!!! This has been a very busy month with emails and retirements seminars. It still amazes me how many employees are still confused regarding their benefits in retirement, and the very calculation of their retirement. Many still confuse CSRS rules with FERS (very different) rules in retirement…

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