President Trump signed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments not yet approved by the FDA

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published May 31, 2018

President Donald J. TrumpThe so-called Right to Try bill grants patients who have run out of treatment options the ability to use unapproved drugs. Opponents of the bill say it gives “false hope,” as drugmakers aren’t forced to supply the medications to patients who request them, while supporters say it gives a “lifeline” to those with no other option. • Here’s what people are saying.

NTEU Partnership with United Benefits

NTEU members have access to many insurance programs and retirement support through our partnership with United Benefits.

Benefits key in a keyboardNTEU members are eligible to apply for various insurance benefits that are available through United Benefits. NTEU has partnered with United Benefits for several years, and many of our members have taken advantage of the great products and services they offer. United Benefits offers guaranteed-to-issue disability insurance and a number of life insurance options. They also offer hospital and accident, cancer, vision, dental, identity theft, and legal plans. They have trained retirement specialists who can assist your members in the retirement process. They will educate members and offer different TSP options to protect and maximize each member’s specific needs. Continue reading “NTEU Partnership with United Benefits”

Thrift Board Shares Changes to TSP Withdrawal Options

The Thrift Board shared details about future TSP withdrawal options at a joint Thrift Board Members-Employees Thrift Advisory Committee (ETAC) meeting, of which NTEU is a member.

604px-us-thriftsavingsplan-logo-svg_As you may recall, the TSP Modernization Act (PL 115-84), which passed in November 2017, authorized the Thrift Board to make changes in withdrawal options from the TSP. The changes will allow multiple age-based in-service and post-separation withdrawals. Currently, participants can make one partial withdrawal and after that, the only option is a full withdrawal of your funds. The Thrift Board will also allow individuals to choose whether the withdrawal should come from their Roth balance, the traditional balance, or a proportional mix of both. Continue reading “Thrift Board Shares Changes to TSP Withdrawal Options”