Published Articles from FRP

206, 2014

Federal Benefits Questions Answered

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Join Bob Leins, as he and James Marshall, federal benefits specialist, take on frequently asked questions about federal benefits.

2001, 2014

What do I need to know about Social Security?

By |January 20th, 2014|

As a federal employee, Social Security benefits are handled differently depending upon the retirement system that one is in. Bob Leins welcomes federal benefits specialist James Marshall into the studio to discuss Social Security and the ins and outs of your Social Security benefits.

1311, 2013

How to Minimize Retirement Processing Delays

By |November 13th, 2013|

In a recent article, I spoke about the typical retirement processing time frames that one can expect when retiring from Federal […]

3009, 2013

What is Interim Retirement Pay?

By |September 30th, 2013|

If you are separating from Federal service for retirement purposes, keep in mind that you might not receive your initial […]

2005, 2013

Deposits Or Redeposits — Are They For Me?

By |May 20th, 2013|

Federal benefits specialist James Marshall joins host Bob Leins to discuss the various types of federal service that may be creditable for retirement under CSRS and FERS — for both eligibility and computation purposes. After explaining what deposits and redeposits are, James Marshall discusses examples of both so that you may understand the advantages of using this service on your future retirement benefits.

2503, 2013

Retirement Twilight Zone

By |March 25th, 2013|

Join Bob Leins as he hosts the first ever NITP 'Stories from the Twilight Zone of Retirement Benefits.' Tammy Flanagan, James Marshall and Bob Braunstein recount and explain some strange, but true, stories from the world of retirement planning.

506, 2012

Will Social Security Affect Your Federal Pension?

By |June 5th, 2012|

Federal Employees Retirement System

Pensions under FERS are not reduced when a FERS retiree begins to collect Social Security.  However, if […]

506, 2012

What is CSRS Offset?

By |June 5th, 2012|

Why Do We Have CSRS Offset Employees?

CSRS Offset coverage was effectively introduced in 1987 (the same time that FERS was […]

1805, 2012

Retirement and Insurance

By |May 18th, 2012|

With all the talk on the Hill and at the Office of Personnel Management about federal workers' insurance and retirement benefits options, it could be hard to understand how the different initiatives or legislative proposals will affect federal employees. This week host Bill Bransford will be joined by Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners, and federal retirement benefits specialist James Marshall for an in-depth look at and breakdown of the various retirement and insurance options out there for federal employees.

1304, 2012

Will Your Federal Pension Ever Affect Social Security Benefits?

By |April 13th, 2012|

I am often asked by Feds if their Social Security benefits will ever be reduced because of their federal pensions.  […]