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    More Data Needed to Understand Impact of New Technologies on Workforce, GAO Finds

    Fear has loomed for quite some time regarding the impact of automation on the U.S. workforce, and a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report only raises more questions. While the GAO was able to gather some information regarding the impact of advanced technologies on employment trends, lacunae persist. To fill these data gaps, the GAO requests that the Department of Labor (DOL) use existing or new data collection methods to better track how the workforce is impacted by new technologies.

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10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40

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Once we hit our 40s, we should have a firm handle on our careers, our family relationships, and have built a strong foundation for long-term financial success. To help you get a gauge on where you are, we’ve put together our 10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40.

7 Essential Mobile Apps for Federal Employees in 2019

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Most Civilian Federal Employees own smart phones loaded with apps designed to add value to their daily lives. For those looking for guidance on government information and services, there are a variety of mobile apps sponsored by the Federal government which provide relevant and accurate information.

Considering Life Insurance? Take a Detailed Needs Analysis

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When purchasing life insurance, it's important to understand the financial needs of your beneficiaries before you choose a policy. Many individuals tend to think backwards when it comes to life insurance. They make critical decisions on the product they want, whether it’s permanent life insurance, basic term life insurance or even a combination of both, before thinking through the amount of protection they need. As such, you really need to first figure out how much life insurance you need before you even think about the product that would be most appropriate. A needs analysis can help you determine how much life insurance you should buy.

Evaluating Life Insurance Coverage Outside of Open Season

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While it’s not Open Season for Life Insurance, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your coverage. Life insurance is a vital tool when it comes to safeguarding your family’s future. How would your family’s income be impacted if you passed away? What if you receive a terminal diagnosis? What will your family need to retain financial stability? Fortunately, you can apply for WAEPA’s Group Term Life Insurance at any point in the year – meaning you don’t have to wait for an Open Season period to supplement or replace your coverage from FEGLI. 

Federal Pay Raise: 4 Things You Need to Know

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During the first few weeks of the shutdown, many Feds were disappointed by news of an executive order to freeze pay for Civilian Federal Employees in 2019. Then, in an unexpected turn, Congress passed a federal pay raise in a funding bill on February 15, effectively overturning the freeze. On March 28, President Trump signed an executive order officially implementing the change. In case you’re confused by the complicated discussions around federal pay, here are four things you need to know about the raise:

FREE Federal Benefits Guide

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Over 9 million current and former Federal Employees and their families rely on some form of benefits from the Federal Government. With the quantity of rules and regulations surrounding these benefits, it’s imperative to have a firm understanding of how these policies can directly affect you.

Free Webinar: Creating a Culture of Engagement

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Studies show that organizations with highly-engaged employees outperform low-engagement organizations. While government employee engagement seemed to be dipping, the Partnership for Public Service reports that 70% of federal agencies saw employee satisfaction scores increase in 2015, up from 43% in 2014 and 24% in 2013.

Free Webinar: Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

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Information on health topics such as fitness and nutrition abound, but few give clear information about how to start and maintain a successful program. Join this webinar to learn how to design a healthy living program that's tailored to your specific lifestyle.

Free Webinar: The Top 7 Financial Risks

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WAEPA brings you a webinar to teach you the seven top financial risks as identified by CFPs with decades of experience. You will learn the biggest mistakes people make with their financial lives and strategies for avoiding or fixing missteps. It’s never too late to get it right! 

Free Webinar: What to Do With an Inheritance?

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An inheritance should be all good news, but for too many people it becomes a frustrating expensive experience. Whether you expect an inheritance, plan to leave one or just know you might be called in make decisions for someone else’s estate, this webinar has valuable information for you. 

Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

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WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies), a nonprofit Voluntary Employee Benefits Association which offers Group Term Life Insurance* exclusively to Civilian Federal Employees, made headlines in January when they announced they were waiving January’s premiums for all their members, including those for Members not impacted by the partial Government Shutdown, which went on for 35 days from December 21, 2018 to January 25, 2019, and affected approximately 22% of Federal workers.

Money-Saving Discounts for Federal Employees

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While government jobs are known for their stability, they are not necessarily renowned for their pay scales. Fortunately, one of the perks of being a federal employee is that many companies are willing to thank public servants by offering them discounts on almost anything, from computers and cell phones to hotels and flights. Such discounts and deals are provided exclusively to federal employees and their families. To capitalize on these savings, be on the lookout for the following essential federal employee discounts:

Paying Off Your Mortgage in 5-7 Years

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WAEPA’s Annual Member Meeting this October will include a Plenary Address by Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man, on a variety of cutting-edge topics surrounding Financial Wellness. WAEPA sat down with Jordan to discuss one of the most noteworthy portions planned for speech, centered around paying off your mortgage in 5-7 years (on your existing level of income!).

Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2019

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As a federal employee, it is important to ask yourself if your current health plan is working for you. A change in marital status or a newly discovered medical condition can impact your coverage needs. To better adjust to the unexpected events in life, the Office of Personnel Management hosts its annual Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

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WAEPA has just published The 2018 Consumer Assistance Guide – designed to help Federal Employees – like you – spot scams and better protect yourself against fraud.

Retirement Planning Tips

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With Americans living longer lives, it has become increasingly critical to plan for the retirement years. And the earlier you start making plans, the more likely it is that you will be well prepared for your retirement.

This Week on FEDtalk: Enhancements & Whistleblower Programs

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Tune in this week for a special show on whistleblower programs with the Justice Department’s Deputy IG, a Deputy Counsel at Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Special Counsel's Chief of Investigation and Prosecution.

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