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About Those 2015 Health Insurance Premium Rates

Filed in News by on October 8, 2014

The average cost of health insurance premiums for 2015 is going up 3.2% according to OPM. How does this compare to the private sector?

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Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2015

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

Federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see an overall average increase of 3.2% in their premiums next year.

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Night Pay is the Right Pay But ONLY When It’s Regularly Scheduled

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

The author details what qualifies as night work for General Schedule employees, how much night pay will be, and any conditions that may impact whether you will receive night pay when assigned to a shift that includes night hours.

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The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

Is there is a sensible approach in preparing, formulating and filing for OPM Disability Retirement benefits? The author offers some details about the application process.

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Little Change to Retirement Backlog in September

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

The backlog of retirement applications at OPM stayed relatively flat in September.

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Lawsuit Alleges TSA Agents Unscrewed Urn, Spilled Mother’s Ashes In Man’s Suitcase

Filed in News by on October 5, 2014

A lawsuit filed by a man in Cleveland says that he packed his mother’s remains in his suitcase to fly to Puerto Rico to spread her ashes there according to her wishes but found a very unpleasant surprise when he arrived.

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TSP Funds Head Down in September

Filed in News by on October 2, 2014

September lived up to its reputation as the worst month of the year for stocks with all of the TSP stock funds, with the exception of the G fund, having a negative return for the month.

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Wording of Divorce Decree Trips up Claim for Survivor Benefits

Filed in News by on October 1, 2014

There are plenty of ways to mess up a divorce decree so that a surviving ex-spouse cannot claim a survivor annuity. This recent case is yet another example of what not to do.

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