Retirement Benefits Institute - GSA
 

Your agency and employees need the most comprehensive and competitive retirement training available, and you can have the support from RBI as you supply it to them. You will have both flexibility and personal attention throughout the contract, as only a small business can offer.

You can choose from our variety of training, which includes, in-person retirement training and online training options.

The training topics for CSRS, FERS and Special Provisions employees will include: Retirement Eligibility Rules, FEHB, Social Security, Medicare, TSP, Roth, Taxes. In operation since 2010, Retirement Benefits Institute dedicates its every resource to learning federal retirement regulations and how to best teach them in an easy-to-understand manner, and how to apply them to an individual’s needs.
When it comes to talking about one’s federal benefits, many people are so confused they don’t know where to start. Retirement Benefits Institute helps individuals understand their benefits so they can effectively plan for a confident retirement with 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Gain confidence to understand their federal benefits.
  2. Get key retirement planning tools to determine what their federal pension will be in retirement.
  3. Be empowered to create a personal plan for a successful retirement by applying this information to their own retirement plan.

 

Brandon Christy
Brandon S. Christy
Founder and President of Retirement Benefits Institute.
Brandon S. Christy is the Founder and President of Retirement Benefits Institute. He is featured in online training videos with the company and has appeared in both the Macon newspaper and local Macon news station for his federal benefit expertise. He is an integral part of the company, working directly with the staff to improve their training skills and grow their knowledge of federal benefits.

Training Expertise

  • Federal Retirement Systems
  • Annuity Calculations
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Roth TSP and Roth IRA

Representative Training and Expertise

  • Subject Matter Expert and Trainer with Department of Defense and Defense Contract Audit Agency to name a few.
  • Has over 10 years of experience in federal retirement benefit training.

Academic Background

  • Brandon Christy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting , Macon State College, Macon GA
  • Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

Abby Puckett
Abby Puckett
Vice President and an Executive Trainer
Abby Puckett is the Vice President and an Executive Trainer with Retirement Benefits Institute. She is featured in several federal benefits training videos and coaches her team on presentation skill and implementation of federal retirement rules and regulations. Her analytic approach to federal retirement benefits brings a wealth of knowledge to the company.

Training Expertise

  • Federal Retirement Systems
  • Annuity Calculations
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Roth TSP and Roth IRA

Representative Training and Expertise

  • Subject Matter Expert and Trainer with Department of Defense and Defense Contract Audit Agency.
  • Held the Position of Federal Benefits Content Librarian for 3 years and transitioned into business research and development to enrich Retirement Benefits Institute’s course deliverables.
  • Has 12 years of Public Speaking experience, enriching the delivery of information in Federal Retirement training courses.
  • RBI Vice President

Academic Background

  • B.S. in Biology an Minor in Chemistry, Union University, Jackson, TN

 

Erica Duffy
Erica Duffy
Director of New Business
She oversees the GSA Schedule and secures retirement training contracts for the company. In addition, Erica promotes the RBI brand by marketing on Social Media such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Her role is both to grow training opportunities for the company and act as a Federal Benefits trainer. Her most recent role is the Federal Benefits Coach for RBI’s online training course where she can engage in one-on-one conversations with federal employees regarding benefit questions.

Training Expertise

  • Federal Retirement Systems
  • Annuity Calculations
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
  • The Transition into Retirement
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan

Representative Training and Expertise

  • Subject Matter Expert in the GSA Schedule.
  • Prior experience as a Federal Benefits Analyst, creating personalized benefit summaries for federal employees.
  • Has several years of Public Speaking experience, enriching the delivery of information in Federal Retirement training courses.
  • Assists team in developing communication skills in sales.

Academic Background

  • B.A. Law and Society; Hood College, Frederick, MD

 

Joey Ford
Joey Ford
Federal Benefits Trainer
Joey has worked in many capacities with Retirement Benefits Institute from individual counseling regarding federal benefits to training small and large classes. He has a keen insight and understanding of federal benefits. Specifically, he offers a thorough explanation of insurance and financial aspects of retirement.

Training Expertise

  • Federal Retirement Systems
  • Annuity Calculations
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Roth TSP and Roth IRA

Representative Training and Expertise

  • Subject Matter Expert and Trainer with Department of Defense and Defense Contract Audit Agency.
  • Has 35 years of Public Speaking experience, enriching the delivery of information in Federal Retirement training courses.
  • Coaching federal employees on thei federal benefits and preparing for retirement.
  • Extensive Experience in Life Coaching and Counseling.

Representative Training and Expertise

  • B.A. in Bible, Tennesse Temple Univeristy, Chattanoga, TN
  • M.A. of Divinty, Temple Theological Seminary, Chattanoga, TN