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The Blended Retirement System Launch: Questions & Answers
Tue January 16, 2018: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
About this Webinar
The new Blended Retirement System goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Speaker Andy Corso will discuss Blended Retirement basics, including identifying the requirements for eligibility to opt into the BRS, requirements for automatic enrollment in the BRS, the opt-in period; enrollment and training requirements, including the factors used to determine if a member is opt-in eligible or automatically enrolled in the BRS, how enrollment status impacts benefits under the BRS, which training course(s) a member must complete, hardship extensions, ROTC/Academy rules, and special treatment of Delayed Entry Program enlistees. Mr. Corso will also cover vesting and account options such as basic rules for starting and stopping TSP contributions and receipt of matching and automatic TSP contributions, the vestment process in retirement savings and retirement benefits, breaks in service, re-entry, and change of component each impact benefits; and continuation pay and lump sum options including the requirements for receiving Continuation Pay, the policies and procedures for requesting a lump sum of retired pay, how a discount rate affects the amount of a lump sum, tools to analyze lump sum options, and the advantages and disadvantages of a lump sum.
Andy Corso is Assistant Director of Military Compensation, Retired and Annuitant Pay Project Lead for the implementation of the Uniformed Services’ Blended Retirement System.
AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here. This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).