Weekly Retirement Planning Column on Government Executive

Tammy Flanagan is the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars. Since 1985, Tammy has beenhelping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. As part of her efforts she has been a regular contributor to Government Executive where she has been writing a weekly Retirement Planning Newsletter since 2006. On this page, you will be able to get information on her most recent newsletter submissions. You can access the full catalog of past submissions of her Retirement Planning column HERE. If you like what you read, then be sure to subscribe to this and other Government Executive email newsletters.

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BEST DATES TO RETIRE

 

 

A look at the details of what makes one day better

than another.

Lets dive a little deeper into why some dates are better than others, in question-and-answer format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23rd, 2021

BEST DATES TO RETIRE

 

 

A look at the details of what makes one day better than another.

Lets dive a little deeper into why some dates are better than others, in question-and-answer format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 24th, 2020

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ENROLLING IN MEDICARE

 

Can Medicare save you money and improve

your care?

Federal employees and retirees have many choices for their health plan selection during open season. Choices are generally good, however too many can lead to paralysis. In addition, federal retirees are not required to enroll in Medicare to maintain FEHBP coverage.

 

October 29th, 2020

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RETIRE EARLY.

BUT IT WILL COST YOU.

There are no loopholes in the federal early retirement options.

I’m getting so many emails from people wanting to retire sooner rather than later. Perhaps they’re thinking about getting the most out of the years they have left. There aren’t any loopholes, but there are choices.

 

July 22nd, 2021

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READ THE 

WEEKLY COLUMN

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OPEN SEASON

TO-DO LIST

 

Don’t let health insurance decisions and deadlines sneak up on you.

The beginning of health insurance open season is only a little more than three weeks away. Here’s a to-do list to help you navigate this year’s open season (and preseason)

 

October 14th, 2021

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INDEX

Annual index of links to previous columns on important topics in the federal retirement process

Here you'll find a comprehensive retirement planning resource guide. If there is a topic you think you need to explore, these columns may provide you with a starting point to learn more about the steps you can take to making the key decisions that will help you enjoy a financially secure and mentally rewarding life after retirement.

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Tammy is a frequent contributor on various retirement benefits podcasts and  hosts webinars/seminars to help you plan for your retirement. Take charge of your federal benefits and guarantee a secure future!