Plan News was updated on April 14, 2014.

First quarter participant statements — (April 14, 2014) Your first quarter 2014 participant statement, covering the period from January 1 through March 31, 2014, is now available in My Account. To receive e-mail updates when new participant statements are available, sign up at “E-Mail Updates” (under Quick Links) on the home page.

TSP Safe from “Heartbleed” Bug — (April 10, 2014) We have reviewed our systems. is not affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability.

Take FIVE for Your Future — (April 1, 2014) April is Financial Literacy Month, and now is the time to Take FIVE for Your Future. Contribute at least 5%. Choose from 5 core funds and 5 Lifecycle funds. Make changes in 5 minutes. If you are a FERS employee, contributing at least 5% will ensure you receive the maximum matching contribution from your agency. Watch the video below to learn more:

Updated Lifecycle fund allocations — (March 26, 2014) As a result of changes in long-term capital market assumptions and a review of the Lifecycle fund asset allocations, the TSP has revised the target asset allocations of the Lifecycle funds. To view the current asset allocations, visit Investment Funds: Fund Options.

Retirement Savings Contributions Credit — (March 4, 2014) If you participated in the TSP during tax year 2013, you may be eligible to claim the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, as long as your modified adjusted gross income for 2013 is not more than $59,000 if married filing jointly, $44,250 if head of household, or $29,500 if you are single or married filing separately, or a qualifying widow or widower.

Phishing, E-mail Scams, and Bogus Websites — (February 24, 2014) Remember: TSP.GOV is the only legitimate web address for reaching the TSP online. Email links with spelling errors or slight variations in the TSP.GOV address (e.g., TSPGOV.US or T$P.GOV) may send you to fraudulent websites. These websites may steal your login credentials when you enter them. Visit the TSP Security Center for more information. If you ever suspect your account credentials have been compromised, please call the ThriftLine at 877-968-3778 immediately so that we may take immediate actions to protect your account.

2013 annual participant statements — (February 12, 2014) Your 2013 annual participant statement, covering the period from January 1 through December 31, 2013, is now available in My Account. Mailed statements should arrive by the end of this month. To receive e-mail updates when new participan statements tare available, sign up at “E-Mail Updates” (under Quick Links) on the home page.

IRS Form 1099-R — (February 3, 2014) The TSP has mailed IRS Form 1099-R, Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc., to participants who received a withdrawal up to December 26, 2013, and/or a taxable distribution of a loan up to December 31, 2013. (Taxable distributions declared on December 27, 30, and 31 are taxable income for 2013.) If you have not received Form 1099-R by mid-February, you can print out a copy from My Account. Corrected Forms 1099-R will be issued late February/early March. If you are expecting a corrected Form 1099-R, you may wish to wait to file your taxes until you receive the form.

The TSP is now on Twitter — (December 16, 2013) The TSP is pleased to announce the launch of its Twitter account @tsp4gov. Follow us to get current, informative messages as well as quick and easy access to helpful tools and videos that will help you make smart decisions about your TSP account. goes mobile — (October 21, 2013) TSP participants who navigate to from a smartphone will now automatically be directed to the new mobile version of My Account. The mobile version provides participants the informational, transactional, and interactive benefits of anytime and anywhere on a smartphone. Participants do not need to download an app to enjoy this benefit.

Estimate your retirement income with our new calculator — (June 24, 2013) Do you plan to withdraw monthly income from your TSP account when you retire? The TSPís new Retirement Income Calculator will help you decide whether receiving monthly income is right for you by comparing the available options and features that might meet your needs. Visit Planning & Tools on the homepage to learn more.