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Benefits Events Calendar

Date Event or Announcement Time Location
5/19/16 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Service Day [2]
Comments: No registration required. Representatives from the following health plans will be on-site to answer questions: APWU, BCBS, GEHA, Kaiser, and United Health Care. Additionally, a Benefits Specialist from the Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch of the Office of Human Resources will be available to answer benefits questions.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm NCI Shady Grove Bldg/9609 Medical Center Drive/Seminar Room 2
5/25/16 HR Brown Bag – Paying a Military Deposit for Military Service
Registration is required for this seminar external link icon.  Presenters will provide information on when a military deposit should be paid, the process for paying the deposit, and how the deposit is calculated.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Bldg 31/C Wing/6th Floor/Conference Room 7
5/26/16 Aetna and GEHA Service Day [2]
No registration required. Representatives will be on-site to answer questions. Additionally, pharmacists will be available to answer questions regarding medications.
9:00 am – 11:00 am NIEHS/Rall Building/Near the Elevator (Research Triangle Park, NC)
6/9/16 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Day [2]
No registration required. Representatives will be on-site to answer questions.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm NIEHS/Keystone Building/Room 1121 (Research Triangle Park, NC)
6/14/16 Retirement Seminar [1]
Registration is required for this seminar external link icon.
8:30 am – 12:30 pm Bldg 31/C Wing/6th Floor/Conference Room 10
7/7/16 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Day [2]
No registration required.  Representatives will be on-site to answer questions. 
11:00 am – 2:00 pm NIEHS Rall Building/Room C162 (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)
8/4/16 Retirement Readiness Workshop – It’s more than TSP and Annuities!
Registration is required for this workshop external link icon.  In this highly interactive workshop, you will explore and share common issues and concerns such as your new identity, changing roles and expectations, the psychological transition, relocation, activities to stay engaged, reemployed or self-employment, health and eldercare, financial preparedness, and more!  Based on tips and critical feedback from Federal retirees, you will also learn from those who have walked-the-walk!
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Neuroscience Center/6001 Executive Blvd/Conference Room A1/A2
8/11/16 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Day [2]
No registration required.  Representatives will be on-site to answer questions. 
11:00 am – 2:00 pm NIEHS/Keystone Building/Room 1121 (Research Triangle Park, NC)

Additional Events/Classes

Class Dates: See Schedule
Event: Pre-Retirement Seminar-FERS
Comments: LMS Action Must Be Submitted.

Class Dates: See Schedule
Event:
Pre-Retirement Seminar-CSRS
Comments: LMS Action Must Be Submitted

Class Dates: See Schedule
Event: Mid-Career Retirement Seminar-FERS
Comments: LMS Action Must Be Submitted

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[1] Registration is required. Attendees should obtain supervisor’s approval prior to attending. The Retirement Seminar is for all employees covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), CSRS-Offset, and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). This session gives you an overview of retirement. There will also be a presentation by a representative from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Peg McCann, Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch, at 301-496-5620 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

[2] The Service Days are for the benefit of federal civilian employees enrolled in the respective health plans above who have questions or problems with their enrollments or claims. These are one-on-one meetings with the plan representative. No appointment is necessary. These Service Days are not for IRTAs, Visiting Fellows, Commissioned Officers, etc.

[3] Registration is required. Attendees should obtain supervisor’s approval prior to attending. This is a two-part seminar. Part 1 covers the advantages of participating in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and provides information on the TSP Investment Funds and Participant Statements. Part 2 provides information on the loan program, in-service withdrawals, post-service withdrawals, spouse’s rights, and death benefits. Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Peg McCann, Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch, at 301-496-5620 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

[4] Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Peg McCann, Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch, at 301-496-5620 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

[5] Each “Yam Jam” is hosted in Yammer and will allow open Q&A discussions covering Federal benefits such as retirement, health benefits, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, and the Thrift Savings Plan. To participate, do the following: 1) create a Yammer account at https://www.yammer.com/hhs.gov external link icon, if you do not already have one; 2) contact Sandra Scarbrough at Sandra.scarbrough@nih.gov or 301-435-3654 to receive an email invitation to the event; and 3) on the day of the event, click on the link provided in your e-mail invitation to begin. For questions about Yammer, please contact Sandra Scarbrough. For information on “Yam Jam” content or future sessions, please contact Jason Duncan at jason.duncan@nih.gov or 301-402-6516. (NOTE: All NIH employees must create an account for Yammer using their @nih.gov email addresses. Yammer will not accept @mail.nih.gov or IC specific email addresses.)

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