When you retire, the Federal Government offers you two Survivor Benefit options: Single Life Benefit and Surviving Spouse Benefit. But we, at American Benefits Exchange, believe there is a third, more financially advantageous strategy for you: Pension Maximization.
It does what it says: it maximizes your pension dollars.
This concept enables you to receive your full federal employee pension amount during your lifetime and allows you to purchase a Pension Max Life Insurance Policy for your surviving spouse.
These three options, complete with examples (based on a $3,500 monthly pension), are described below:
Under this option, you and your spouse will receive your maximum federal pension benefit as long as you (the retired employee) are alive.
Under this option, 10% of your basic annuity funds a 50% survivor benefit for your surviving spouse.
Under this option, you purchase a Pension Max Life Insurance Policy, naming your spouse as the primary beneficiary. This life insurance plan is purchased using those monies which would otherwise pay for the survivor benefit.
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