Benefits Roundup

By Tammy Flanagan

June 8, 2012

This week I’ve had the privilege of attending the Office of Personnel Management’s 2012 Benefits Roundup in Dallas for retirement specialists and employee benefits specialists at federal agencies. The company I work for, the National Institute of Transition Planning, has exhibits in the vendor area to provide information about the midcareer and preretirement seminars that we conduct.

The conference is packed with more than 450 human resources professionals learning how to better serve the employees of their agencies. (There was nothing but training going on at this government conference -- and very good training at that.) Topics covered included insurance, worker’s compensation, employee assistance programs, the Thrift Savings Plan, Social Security, Medicare and, of course, retirement.

Here are a few interesting statistics that came out of sessions at the conference:

Some Tips

As I listened to presenters and audience members at the conference, I gathered several tips and other pieces of information that employees should be aware of as they prepare for retirement:


By Tammy Flanagan

June 8, 2012

http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2012/06/benefits-roundup/56155/