Human Resources Division (HRD) - Benefits
Welcome to MRP’s Benefits website created for you by the Benefits servicing team located in the Human Resources Operations office in Minneapolis, MN. We provide information, guidance, and resources on Federal employee retirement and insurance benefits programs to our employees located throughout the nation. We process retirement applications, TSP contribution elections, and life and health insurance election forms. We determine creditable service for retirement, provide retirement calculations, and individual counseling to employees. We also assist beneficiaries with filing retirement and insurance claims when an employee dies. In addition, we provide retirement and benefits webinar and VTC sessions for agency employee meetings.
Specific Benefits information can be accessed using the Related Topics menu to the Right.
2013 Benefits News
The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) webcast on Economic Empowerment as the Next Civil Rights Priority is now on the OPM YouTube Channel at:
The goal of this webcast is to invigorate the conversation about retirement savings behavior among federal employees, highlight practices to promote savings behavior, and raise awareness of the magnitude of savings disparities across racial and ethnic groups. The discussion highlighted studies on retirement security as well as findings on federal employee Thrift Savings Plan participation patterns and the importance of saving today for a dignified retirement.
Apple App store offering TSP App not sanctioned by TSP — A free iPhone App, TSP Funds, currently being offered through the Apple App store asks TSP participants for their account login information. This app is not being offered through the TSP and the TSP does not recommend using this application to access your TSP account. Providing this information could result in a security risk to your account.
To register for any of the events listed below, visit www.LTCFEDS.com/webinar.
Retirement Benefits Planning, Part 1: Getting the Big Picture
(March 19, 2 p.m. ET)
For most of us, maintaining our accustomed lifestyle in retirement requires planning. Which benefits should you elect and carry into retirement, and how will you juggle all the pieces? Join Sherry Casas, President and Founder of Retirement Training and Coaching Services, Inc., as she helps you understand the big picture—and possible missing pieces—of your retirement puzzle. This webinar also reviews the importance of planning for long term care and the FLTCIP.
Baby Boomers Approaching Retirement: Are You Ready?
(March 21, 2 p.m. ET)
Living life to the fullest and maintaining your accustomed lifestyle in retirement requires planning ahead. Join Sandra Timmermann, EdD, Executive Director of the MetLife Mature Market Institute, as she reviews the research on the "silver tsunami" and details the steps you can take to help secure a comfortable and fulfilling retirement.
(April 16, 2 p.m. ET)
Caregiving is one of the most stressful situations a family can face. Is your family prepared? Join us as Mary Lou McGuinness, Senior Long Term Care Specialist of Long Term Care Partners, LLC, hosts an open discussion on the many stages of caregiving and the issues surrounding providing long term care for a loved one, with helpful resources for caregivers and details about the FLTCIP's benefits and features.
Going from Accumulation to Distribution: What's Your Retirement Income IQ?
(April 18, 2 p.m. ET)
How much do you know about retirement income? What's your retirement income IQ and how well would you score? Join us as Sandra Timmerman, EdD, Executive Director, and John Migliaccio, PhD, Director of Research, both of the MetLife Mature Market Institute, review the results of the MetLife Mature Market Institutes' latest retirement income IQ study and provide you with more ideas to help make the most of your money in retirement.
Retirement Benefits Planning, Part 2: Focusing on the Details That Can Put Money in Your Pocket
(April 23, 2 p.m. ET)
Once you have the big picture in place, it's important to look at the finer details that can help you maximize the benefits available to you. Join Sherry Casas, President and Founder of Retirement Training and Coaching Services, Inc., as she covers tips that can add to your bottom line. Topics include:
Last Modified: March 22, 2013