Tag: Benefits

Will Federal Employees Get Extra Time Off on New Year’s Eve?

Filed in News by on December 28, 2015 Comments

Will federal employees get extra time off on New Year’s Eve? It is an unlikely scenario when one looks at historical precedent.

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Premium Changes for FEGLI in 2016

Filed in News by on December 15, 2015 Comments

FEGLI has changed premiums for current enrollees effective the first full pay period of 2016. The author describes the changes in costs that federal employees can expect to see next year.

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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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