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Tammy Flanagan

Tammy Flanagan

Retirement Counseling and Training www.retirefederal.com

Tammy Flanagan has spent 30 years helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. She runs her own consulting business at www.retirefederal.com and provides individual counseling as well as online training for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Plan Your Federal Retirement and the Federal Long Term Care insurance Program. She also serves as the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars.

For more retirement planning help, tune in to "For Your Benefit," presented by the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc. live on Federal News Radio on Mondays at 10 a.m. ET on WFED AM 1500 in the Washington-metro area. Archived shows are available on NITPInc.com.

Tammy Flanagan has spent 30 years helping federal employees take charge of their retirement by understanding their benefits. She runs her own consulting business at www.retirefederal.com and provides individual counseling as well as online training for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Plan Your Federal Retirement and the Federal Long Term Care insurance Program. She also serves as the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., which conducts federal retirement planning workshops and seminars.

For more retirement planning help, tune in to "For Your Benefit," presented by the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc. live on Federal News Radio on Mondays at 10 a.m. ET on WFED AM 1500 in the Washington-metro area. Archived shows are available on NITPInc.com.

Pay & Benefits

Health, Taxes and Savings

Why high deductible health plans are growing in popularity.

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An Alphabetical Health Insurance Option

A choice all federal retirees should at least consider this open season. 

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An End to Surprise Medical Bills

A new law prevents a trip to the emergency from becoming shockingly expensive.

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Open Season To-Do List

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

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Open Season Shopping Tips

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your health insurance options.

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Best Dates to Retire 2022

The annual calendar showing optimal days to move on from government. 

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When Time and Funds Run Out

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds are projected to be insolvent in a few years. What can be done about it?

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When It’s Time to Retire, Be Ready for Things to Go Wrong

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst when you file your retirement papers.

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Making Sense of Medicare Advantage

Should you be among the growing number of retirees who are opting for these plans over traditional Medicare?

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Inflation and the Great COLA Countdown of 2021

For the first time in recent memory, the annual cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirement benefits could increase significantly.

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Leaving as Soon as You Can

It’s possible to retire early from government with as little as 10 years of service. But it’ll cost you.