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Federal Retirement & Benefits Training Class

November 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm HST


The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board 

is proud to sponsor a Federal Retirement & Benefits Seminar featuring:

The Government Employee Benefit Institute


Robert Yeszerski and Dan Hartenstein, Federal Benefits Specialists and founders of GEBI, have been working as wealth managers in Hawaii since 1999. They created GEBI to help government employees maximize their retirement benefits and avoid losses due to choices based on incorrect, incomplete and/or outdated information. Since inception, GEBI has helped over a thousand Federal Employees get the most out of their benefits. GEBI’s core philosophy is that you don’t have to learn ‘the whole system’. You simply need to be able to ask the right questions so that you can become an ‘expert’ in your particular benefits system – and how it relates to you and your family’s future.

This is not one of those ‘free’ seminars – no financial products or insurance will be sold.  This is 100% pure benefit training, focusing on practical application and real-world examples.  You will have the opportunity to meet privately with one of the instructors to ask questions – including the most important: “what does this all mean to me?


Each Course Includes:

  • Common Pre-Retirement Mistakes
  • Retirement Options & Eligibility (including creditable service and military buy-back)
  • Important documents:  Where to find them and what to look for
  • Maximizing your leave benefits (Annual Leave payouts; Sick Leave conversions)
  • Computing your High-3 and FERS/CSRS Retirement Annuity
  • Survivor Benefit Plan
  • FERS Special Supplement
  • Getting the most from Social Security
    • Common pitfalls
    • When should you file?
    • TSP: contributions, allocations, distribution strategies, and the TSP Modernization Act of 2017
    • FEGLI & FEHB in retirement
    • Long-Term Care planning (including the FLTCI)
    • How to file a healthy retirement application

…and many more, including overall cash flow, tax issues, general planning, retirement misconceptions and suggestions for what to do if you come up short.  The class agenda may be adjusted based on the composition of the participants and available time.


CSRS, CSRS-Offset, FERS, Traditional & Special Provision employees may attend any session.  While not required, it may be very helpful to bring recent copies of your pay stub, SF-50, TSP investment allocation, and/or Social Security statement.


Enrollment for the class is open, however due to space limitations, all participants will be charged admittance.


A personal benefit summary report and cash flow projection is included with cost of each ticket as a practical application of the theory to be presented in the class. While this report is part of the class, redemption thereof is entirely optional.  Two post-seminar meetings will be required to complete the report, the cost of which is included in the class registration fee.  Should you choose to not redeem your benefit summary report, you will NOT be contacted by the instructors after the sessions, nor will they ask for your personal/business contact information.


Each class is a full-day session, running from 7:30am – 4:00pm


**Back by popular demand**

During the lunch break, there will be a bonus session held discussing the coordination of care between FEBH and Medicare.  The session is optional and included as a part of the class.  While the presenters will be from HMSA, their presentation will include information that can be useful regardless of through whom you have your healthcare.  So if you are with Kaiser, Tricare, HMSA, etc, there will likely be helpful information for you.



Class Location: 

615 Piikoi St, Room 401

Honolulu, HI  96814

Registration Fee:  $66 per person, including parking

Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/95750822287

Questions:  [email protected]


SF-182 (Section B) Information:

Vendor Name & Address: Government Employee Benefit Institute (GEBI)

615 Piikoi St., Suite 1503

Honolulu, HI  96814

Training Location: 615 Piikoi St, Room 401
Vendor Telephone: 808-445-6767
Vendor Email: [email protected]
Seminar Cost: $66 (including tax*)
Course Number: (none)
Training Purpose Type: 03
Training Type Code: 03
Training Sub Type Code: 05
Training Delivery Type Code: 04
Training Duration: 8 hours

*Under the Hawaii State Tax Code, Federal Agencies are exempt from paying the General Excise Tax for products, however they are not exempt from paying the GET for services.


GEBI is a wholly-owned DBA of Hart Financial Services, Inc, a Hawaii-domiciled corporation registered with Dunn & Bradstreet (D&B) and the System for Awards Management (SAM), and A+ accredited with the Better Business Bureau

The Government Employee Benefit Institute (GEBI) and Hart Financial Services are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the Federal Government or any U.S. Government agency.


November 19, 2020
7:30 am - 4:00 pm HST


615 Piikoi St Building – Conference Room 401
615 Piikoi St, #410
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States


Government Employee Benefit Institute
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