Tag: Benefits

Four Hours of Extra Time for Christmas Eve: Generous or Average?

Filed in News by on December 14, 2015 Comments

Which president has been the most generous with time off at Christmas? How do the 4 hours of extra time off this year compare with what has been done in the past when Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday?

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President Tells Federal Workers They Can Go Home Early on Christmas Eve

Filed in News by on December 11, 2015 Comments

President Obama has issued an executive order granting federal workers an extra half day off on Christmas Eve.

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Why Are Self Plus One FEHB Savings So Insignificant?

Filed in News by on December 2, 2015 Comments

Many readers are asking why the Self Plus One option is not more economical than the Self and Family health insurance option. What should an alert couple or single parent learn from a “witches’ brew of competing forces” affecting the cost of this new option?

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How to Save Money On Your Federal Health Insurance

Filed in News by on November 23, 2015 Comments

Here are tips from an expert on the federal employee health insurance program (FEHB) on how federal employees can save money by learning more about the program.

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Will the Self Plus One Option Save You Money Next Year?

Filed in News by on November 18, 2015 Comments

Many of our users have been wondering if the new Self Plus One option will save them money over the family option next year. FedSmith.com has put together an analysis of FEHB premiums to quickly compare the costs between the two options for the various plans in the FEHB to help you determine if you will save money with this new option.

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CMS Publishes Final Medicare Part B Premium Rates For 2016

Filed in News by on November 11, 2015 Comments

After months of speculation and debate, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the official rates for Medicare Part B premiums beginning in January 2016.

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OPM Announces Changes to Long Term Insurance for Opposite Sex Partners

Filed in News by on November 8, 2015 Comments

Expanded eligibility has been announced for applying for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The change will be effective on November 30th.

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Budget Deal Includes Protections for Medicare Part B Recipients

Filed in News by on October 28, 2015 Comments

Federal retirees who are also enrolled in Medicare part B will be glad to know that the budget deal put forth in the House includes language to protect them from a sharp increase in premiums.

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