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The Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP), available under the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan, allows a member to retire while continuing employment for up to 60 months. While in the DROP, the member’s retirement benefits accumulate in the FRS Trust Fund and earn monthly interest equivalent to an annual stated rate. In most cases, the DROP participants must cease employment after the maximum 60 months in the DROP. Once the FRS employment ends, the participant can select one of three payout options. (more…)

The recent budget agreement did more than authorize the federal government to engage in additional borrowing, it also changed the rules for claiming Social Security. Going forward, two claiming strategies that had given some couples the potential for higher lifetime benefits will no longer be available.

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