Tag: Benefits

Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 22, 2014

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 22, 2014

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

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2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

Filed in News by on October 19, 2014

What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.

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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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Filing Delay Leads to Loss of Federal Death Benefits

Filed in News by on September 23, 2014

Even though a spouse of forty years was entitled to her husband’s federal death benefits, her estate could not claim them when the widow died before she was able to sign the paperwork.

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Federal Employees Can Now Carry Over FSA Money

Filed in News by on September 7, 2014

A rule change recently announced by the Office of Personnel Management will allow federal workers to carry money on their flexible spending accounts into the next year.

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OPM’s Proposal to Expand FEHB: Is Agency Ignoring Existing Law to Avoid Healthcare Act Penalties?

Filed in News by on August 29, 2014

OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.

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