Benefits for Federal Employees

Thank you for your service!

First, we want to thank you for your service!  Many of the individuals who we’ve worked with have served for 20, 30, and even over 40 years, and we want to acknowledge all your hard work and dedication.

Providing accessible financial literacy to the community has been at the center of TradeWinds’ core values from the beginning.  Through our specialized training, continuing education, and an on-going partnership with ProFeds (a government contractor), we have worked with countless federal employees in better understanding their current and future benefits.  We continue to serve the federal community with the following process:

<strong>Federal Benefits Workshop</strong>

Federal Benefits Workshop

This FREE workshop takes a no-nonsense approach to understanding the impact of federal benefit elections throughout your career.  During this workshop, our experienced professionals will break down each individual benefit, while giving some case studies to understand the intricacies of the decisions you may face.  Because this training is offered through a government contactor on the GSA Schedule, it qualifies for paid time off (with manager approval) using SF-182.

Topics include:

  • CSRS/FERS Pension
  • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
  • Social Security (SS)/Special Retirement Supplement (SRS)
  • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHB)
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

<strong>Personalized Benefits Report</strong>

Personalized Benefits Report

Take a dive into YOUR potential retirement figures!  In this two-meeting approach, we create a FREE personalized benefits report to thoroughly cover every benefit topic in the workshop and illustrate how your election options play out over the next 20 to 30 years.  By getting to see YOUR estimated numbers, this eye-opening process creates the foundation of diving deeper into determining which benefit elections fit with your financial goals. 

<strong>Retirement Planning Consultation</strong>

Retirement Planning Consultation

What are your goals for retirement?  Do you know your probability of success?  Through our systematic retirement planning process, we use a three-pronged approach to identify weak points in your current plan and give you a preview of your whole retirement picture.  Finally, we will provide some recommendations for improving your plan.

<strong>Retirement Application Review</strong>

Retirement Application Review

Approaching the end of your federal service?  Let our team do a complimentary review of your application for common errors & omissions that may delay OPM finalizing your benefits.

Looking to get this process started or want to know more?  You can reach our team at (503) 673-2828 or join us at our next live workshop!

6 Questions Government Employees Should Be Asking

6 Questions Government Employees Should Be Asking

Making the transition from the workforce to retirement can be demanding. After years in the public sector, you’re ready to settle into a more comfortable and leisurely lifestyle. As professional financial advisors, we understand the challenges that may lie ahead and present this special report to answer your most pressing retirement questions.

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