Who is The Federation of Federal Employee Benefit Advocates?

The Federation of Federal Employee Benefit Advocates (FFEBA) is an educational resource that provides training to help federal employees understand the complexities of their FERS and CSRS benefits. FFEBA also connects federal employees with professional resources, such as CPAs, Registered Representatives, Attorneys, or Insurance-Licensed professionals whom are fully trained on federal benefits. We are approved as a registered vendor for the federal government (DUNS and SAM registration numbers provided upon request).

What does Sponsored vs Non-Sponsored event mean?

FFEBA conducts either a sponsored event or a non-sponsored event. Both types of events are taught exactly the same by FFEBA’s member/presenters. All of our events are educational and there are no sales presentations.

Non-Sponsored events are typically coordinated with a federal agency’s HR manager to help assist/supplement in any federal benefits training. We typically charge per attendee. These are usually requested by Federal Government agencies for on-site workshop/presentations. References available upon request.

Sponsored events virtually the same as Non-Sponsored events, but there is no charge to the attendees. The fee is typically covered by a local professional who holds the Federal Retirement Consultant (FRC) designation that wishes to be a resource for those attendees.

Seminar attendees are in no way obligated to engage with any professional/sponsor. FFEBA is regularly asked questions relating to a federal employee’s specific situation. FFEBA does not give personal advice. FFEBA refers these specific questions to the sponsor.

Are you affiliated with any Federal Government Agency?

No. The Federation of Federal Employee Benefit Advocates is not affiliated with any federal government entity.

Who are your seminar educators?

Our speakers have various backgrounds applicable to assisting federal employees with their retirement benefits. Some are retired federal employees, or are federal benefits advocates, or otherwise have extensive experience with federal employee benefits. These individuals have successfully completed an intensive training course and passed a rigorous examination covering all federal employee benefits.

How much are your workshops?

Non-Sponsored Events are typically $150 per attendee with a minimum of 20 attendees. Price per attendee is reduced with higher attendance commitments. Please call our office for those rates. All flights and hotel stays will need to be covered as well.

Sponsored events are paid by a local professional. Same rates apply.

How does Federation of Federal Employee Benefit Advocates make money?

The Federation of Federal Employee Benefit Advocates is primarily funded by private and corporate entities; this also includes educators’ fees. We also receive advertising dollars through our publications and relationships with federal publication companies.