Tag: Benefits

Divorce and Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

Filed in News by on November 12, 2014 Comments

The rules governing retirement benefits for divorced federal employees and their former spouses are detailed and complex. The author provides some general advice for federal employees and their spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.

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Is Your Health Plan Dropping Out of the FEHB?

Filed in News by on November 3, 2014 Comments

Will your existing insurance carrier be around in 2015? Are new plans available to you? Here is a listing of new plans and those that have dropped out of the federal program.

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60,000 Veterans Get Triple Benefits Totaling $3.5 Billion Says GAO

Filed in News by on November 3, 2014 Comments

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, notes that over 59,000 military veterans were “triple dippers” last year. These individuals received benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, military retirement pay and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014 Comments

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.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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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