Information for Federal Benefits Officers
Tools and Aids
This page provides Federal retirement resources for Federal
Retirement In Focus
Federal Ballpark Estimate
OPM developed the Federal
Ballpark Estimate: a savings goal
worksheet. You can use the Federal Ballpark Estimate to automatically
calculate estimates of future Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirement benefits and
Thrift Savings Plan account balances. It will also let you know how well
you are doing in meeting your savings goal. The Federal Ballpark
Estimate was developed in partnership with the American Savings
Education Council (ASEC) of the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
Retirement Financial Literacy and Education Strategy
OPM has developed a retirement
financial literacy and education strategy for Federal employees. The
plan is designed to educate Federal employees on the need for retirement savings
and investment, provide information on how to plan for retirement and how to
calculate the retirement investment needed to meet their retirement goals.
View additional information on the Benefits Officers
Implementation of Retirement Coverage Error Corrections Legislation
The online FERCCA Database is now closed. Agencies are encouraged to
continue to notify and educate employees on FERCCA and to review employee's
personnel records as needed. Agencies are reminded to notify your agency's
headquarters level Benefits Officer if you identify any individual(s) who have
a retirement coverage error and are eligible for relief under FERCCA; the Benefits
Officer will then notify OPM.
Visit our FERCCA Home Page for
further information and to view the
FERCCA FAQ's. The FERCCA Homepage provides you with everything you
need to know about FERCCA and it's implementation. We suggest that you
bookmark it for future reference.
Visit the Insure site for more
information on the other part of this legislation, long-term care insurance.
Benefits Administration Information Online Mailing List
Are you registered for the Benefits Administration Information (BENEFTS INFO)
online mailing list? The Benefits Administration Information list emails
information, primarily Benefits Administration Letters (BAL), to subscribers.
While the primary customers for the Benefits Administration Information list
are agency benefits officers, anyone, anywhere can subscribe to the list. Benefits
Administration Letters will be sent to list subscribers automatically.
Subscribe to retirement benefits
Information about this mailing list can be found in BAL
What's New in Retirement Benefits
Annual Benefits Officers Workshops
Registration for the 2008 workshops is now closed. This is the only benefits
training event we’ll have in 2008 but based on the great interest in the
training event we hope to have 2 benefits training events in 2009. Information
about the 2009 workshops will be posted on our Training
page and sent to subscribers of the Benefits
Administration Information list when available.
Recent Benefits Administration Letters
December 13, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-206 - Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance
Program: Requests for Information.
November 30, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-205 - Federal Employees’ Group Life
Insurance (FEGLI) and Premium Pay.
October 30, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-405 UPDATED - 2007 Federal Benefits Open
Season: Overall Program Changes including FEHB Program Significant Plan Changes
(UPDATED to include corrections and revisions that occurred after October 15,
October 24, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-204 - California wildfires and the FEHB,
FEGLI, FEDVIP, FLTCIP and FSAFEDS Programs.
October 15, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-405 - 2007 Federal Benefits Open Season:
Overall Program Changes including FEHB Program Significant Plan Changes.
October 4, 2007: Benefits
Administration Letter 07-404 - 2007 Federal Benefits Open Season:
Conducting the Open Season.
Retirement Resources Summary
This website provides theses resources for HR Specialists.
Benefits Officers Publications
- Retirement and Insurance handbooks, administration letters, and pamphlets
FERRCA - Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage
Corrections Act (FERCCA) Homepage provides you with everything you need to know
about FERCCA and it's implementation.
Resource Links - Quick links to retirement and
insurance web pages at OPM and other agencies.
Sales - Retirement videos and posters for purchase.
Tools and Aids - Federal retirement Tools and Aids
for Federal Benefits Officers.
Training and Education - Retirement workshops
for HR Specialists and education programs for agency staff.
Additional information is added to the Federal Benefits Officers Page
on a regular basis. Suggestions for information and services that you
would like to see added to these pages, should be directed to the Benefits Officers
Training and Development Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.