Lower Rate Increases, Wellness Programs on Tap for FEP Enrollees in 2015

October 29, 2014 7:48 AM Comments

Federal workers and retirees who have health insurance through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s (BCBSA) Federal Employee Program (FEP) will have lower out-of-pocket costs and the plan will provide incentives to enrollees who take advantage of wellness programs, BCBSA spokesperson Eric Lail told Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s independently published AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans* in its November issue.

GOP Unhappy With New VA Chief

October 28, 2014 11:25 PM Comments

Republican senators are having some buyer’s remorse when it comes to new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, who was confirmed unanimously this summer.

Investigator in Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resigns After Being Implicated In Own Incident

October 28, 2014 9:25 PM Comments

The investigator leading the probe into the Secret Service’s 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in a prostitution entanglement of his own, according to a published report.

DHS Raids Underwear Shop

October 28, 2014 9:21 PM Comments

On Tuesday, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City called Birdies. The shop was selling cotton panties that bore the phrase “Take the Crown” and an artistic rendering of the Royals logo designed by one of its co-owners, Peregrine Honig.

State Department Memo Proposes Bringing Ebola Patients to US for Treatment

October 28, 2014 9:20 PM Comments

A document prepared by the State Department says its purpose is to “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.”

Joe Biden, Top Obama Officials Get Cheap Family Vacations at Federal Log Cabin

October 28, 2014 7:09 PM Comments

The four-bedroom Brinkerhoff Lodge is owned and operated by the National Park Service. Under a policy adopted in 1992, after controversy over VIPs using the cabin for vacations, the National Park Service banned purely recreational activities by federal employees at the property, restricting its use to “official purposes.” But in recent years, the park service has interpreted that same rule so broadly as to again allow senior officials to take cheap vacations in Grand Teton with friends and family.

Candidate Micah Edmond On Federal Worker Issues

October 28, 2014 6:06 PM Comments

Micah Edmond is one of the Congressional candidates running in northern Virginia, home to many federal workers. He discusses what his priorities would be for the federal workforce if elected.

Fatalities In Federal Workforce Increased, Statistics Show

October 28, 2014 6:04 PM Comments

Fatalities in the federal workplace climbed last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, even as the number of workplace deaths in the United States fell.

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