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Offering Life Insurance Protection in Uncertain Times

WAEPA remains ready to provide the protections we promised to Civilian Federal Employees and their families By M. Shane Canfield, CEO, WAEPA   Life insurance protects your family from the uncertainty of what the future holds. Your policy with WAEPA is a safeguard you put in place to help provide you and your loved ones…

Four Questions You Might Be Afraid To Ask About Life Insurance

Our families are some of the most important pieces of our lives, and we would do anything to make sure that they are safe and taken care of no matter what happens. If heaven forbid, something were to happen to you, would your family have the luxury of being able to properly grieve without having…

The Best-Kept Secrets About Federal Service

If you are thinking about jumping into a career as a federal employee or just started your journey as one, you may not be aware of the numerous opportunities and benefits that you get as a federal employee. From advancing your skills and education to discounts and loan forgiveness, there are dozens of programs and…

5 Tips for Financial Wellness in Volatile Markets

In volatile markets, keep a steady hand on your retirement investing   Current global fears about the coronavirus COVID-19 in recent weeks have been brutal to the market sending stocks plunging. We understand that seeing your retirement investments being taken on a rollercoaster ride can be an unnerving and scary experience. But here’s the thing:…

Federal Employees: The Unsung Heroes Of Disaster Preparedness

We are living in truly unprecedented times. With much of the world shut down in an effort to minimize the reach of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one group of workers putting in the hours and going above and beyond to keep our great nation running strong: Federal Employees. Our Feds are delivering our mail,…

Does my Life Insurance Cover COVID-19?

WAEPA understands the fear a pandemic such as COVID-19 can cause. If you’re a Civilian Federal Employee, you may be concerned whether your life insurance would cover death from the Coronavirus. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, rest assured that Group Term Life Insurance* offered by WAEPA is backed by over 75 years of our…

Staying Protected During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have all been following the news about the spreading Coronavirus and it can be hard to differentiate between what we really should be doing and how worried we really should be. This virus is far from the first epidemic to hit the US in the past few years, but these first few months have…

Putting an Estate Plan in Place in Just One Week

If you have ever lost a loved one, you know just how difficult it can be to function after such a terrible loss. The reality is that when one of your loved ones passes, someone in your family is going to have to move quickly to make decisions, divvy up responsibilities, and plan for the…

Federal Life Insurance in 280 Characters or Less

Life Insurance can be confusing. Especially in the Federal space, where benefits packages can be overwhelming packets of paperwork, filled with unfamiliar acronyms and pricing tiers. To help you make sense of your options for life insurance as a Fed, we’ve compiled a helpful Twitter thread of frequently asked questions Feds have about FEGLI and…

How Are 2020 GS Pay Scales with Locality Calculated?

For Civilian Federal Employees, the end of the calendar year marks a possibility for changes to General Schedule (GS) Pay Scales. Understanding how the system works can help you make better financial decisions for you and your family. This knowledge also allows you to make an informed career decision when comparing positions or considering a…

Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Over the duration of a year, many things can change for your family in terms of your health plan needs. If you got married or had a child, you may need a different level of coverage. For example, if you received a serious diagnosis, you might need to make some changes in anticipation of future…

Member Benefit: Free Financial Planning from EY

WAEPA understands that your financial wellness is important, which is why we’ve partnered with EY to provide you with access to financial tools and planners for free. We work directly with EY to give you a high-quality, completely private service that provides help with all your money-related matters. Your personal financial information is private and…

Action Plan: Life Insurance Awareness Month 2019

Being insured by WAEPA offers more than just Group Term Life Insurance.1 After over 75 years of serving Civilian Federal Employees, our objective has remained the same: to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare and financial well-being of our members. In honor of September’s Life Insurance Awareness Month (also known…

Don’t roll the dice on your policies: 4 Reasons to Update your Beneficiaries TODAY

Created in partnership with WAEPA and AFSPA   Estate planning and financial wellness can feel like a never-ending board game, and for good reason: as your life changes, so should your plans, policies, and designations. Large life events, like marriage, the birth of a child, and purchasing a home can all impact your financial planning.…

Life Insurance: Term versus Whole

Life insurance exists to help protect your loved ones in case you pass. These policies are usually created as part of an overall estate plan. Two of the most common types of life insurance available are Term and Whole. Each has their own benefits. Review how the two compare:   Regardless of what time of…

How I Save Over $427 a Year with WAEPA

This article is written by Brandon Jones   During my tenure as a Civilian Federal Employee, I was tuned into various Federal programs, like the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), health options during Open Season, and other auxiliary benefits. I was not aware, however, that Feds have options beyond FEGLI for…

5 Skills That Make You A Good Federal Employee

Federal service has its own thrills, challenges, and culture. Civilian Federal Employees are impacted by political decisions and evolving agency landscapes, all while working to create tangible, long-lasting impacts on the country. If you’re a Federal employee, you likely take pride in your dedication to public service. No matter where you are in your career,…

Your six most important questions about WAEPA, answered.

Insurance can be confusing. Especially in the Federal space, where there is a sea of abbreviations for your benefits packages: TSP, FEHB, FERS, FEGLI, WAEPA, and the list goes on. To help you make sense of your life insurance options, we’ve compiled answers to your top six questions about WAEPA.   What is WAEPA? Worldwide…

What To Do When You Lose a Loved One

Part of a new eBook series from WAEPA As the life insurance choice of over 46,000 Feds and their families, WAEPA is committed to providing our members with access to products and services that promote their health, welfare, and financial well-being. Keeping in line with that goal, WAEPA has developed a “What To Do When…

4 Tips for College Funding

According to U.S. News, the average cost of college tuition in 2018-2019 ranged from $9,716 to $35,676. These costs are based on whether the college was private or public and in- or out-of-state. While college tuition costs may seem daunting, funding some or all of your child’s college education can be achieved if you create…