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OPM Explains the Need for the FSAFEDS Blackout

By on July 25, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 1 Comment
OPM Explains the Need for the FSAFEDS Blackout

The Office of Personnel Management explained in a recent blog post why the upcoming temporary blackout for the FSAFEDS program is necessary.

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6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016

6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016

If you are a federal employee and are planning to take college courses, be sure to take advantage of the discounts that are available to you. Here is a list of colleges and the discounts they offer to federal workers.

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FLTCIP Enrollees Facing an Average 83% Rate Hike for Long Term Care Insurance

By on July 18, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 78 Comments

Enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are going to be facing a steep premium increase later this fall. OPM is providing those affected with information about their choices to deal with the cost increase.

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OPM Reminds FLTCIP Participants About Upcoming Rate Increase

By on July 18, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 14 Comments
OPM Reminds FLTCIP Participants About Upcoming Rate Increase

Current enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) will see a premium increase this fall. OPM has distributed a letter to enrollees with information on what options they have to deal with this change.

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5 Reasons Your OWCP Workers' Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated

By on June 29, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 10 Comments

Federal employees’ workers’ compensation is intended to be a temporary benefit, and benefits can also be terminated at any time if the employee becomes ineligible for them. The author lists five common reasons for federal employees to be wary of that could lead to loss of their workers’ compensation benefits.

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Penn State World Campus to Offer Discounted Tuition for Federal Employees

By on June 14, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 4 Comments
Penn State World Campus to Offer Discounted Tuition for Federal Employees

Federal employees will now be eligible for discounted tuition rates at Penn State World Campus thanks to a new agreement just announced by the Office of Personnel Management.

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Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

By on June 8, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 4 Comments
Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

What is the learning and transition process to military benefits like for a new, non-military spouse? The author tells the story of his friend who recently married an active duty service member and what she learned in the process of changing over to the military’s benefits programs.

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What Constitutes an 'Eligible Child' for Survivor Benefits?

What is the definition of an “eligible child” with respect to receiving survivor benefits? The author provides some details of survivor benefits as they relate to children of federal employees.

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FSAFEDS Program Getting a New Administrator

By on May 19, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has announced that a new administrator will take over for FSAFEDS in September.

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Discounted Higher Ed Classes Now Available for Federal Employees

By on May 11, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 26 Comments
Discounted Higher Ed Classes Now Available for Federal Employees

The Office of Personnel Management and Excelsior College have announced an agreement that will allow federal employees to take higher education classes at a reduced rate.

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