Tag: Benefits

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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Your COLA Increase in 2016 Will Be: Zero

Filed in News by on October 12, 2015 Comments

It isn’t official yet, but there will not be a cost of living adjustment in 2016. Adjust your budget accordingly.

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Health Insurance Premiums Up in 2016: What Will You Pay for Self Plus One Coverage?

Filed in News by on September 29, 2015 Comments

Federal employee health insurance premiums in 2016 will see their largest increase in five years. Here is a summary and how those electing self plus one may fare next year.

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5 Paths to Health Insurance If You Leave Federal Employment

Filed in News by on September 23, 2015 Comments

The author lists five insurance options federal employees should consider when leaving federal employment, whether for retirement or for other reasons.

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Winners and Losers Under New Health Insurance Premium Options

Filed in News by on September 17, 2015 Comments

Health insurance premiums for 2016 may go up about 7% for 2016. But, for those in new self plus one option, costs may decrease about 6% according to a government estimate.

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FEHB and the Five Year Requirement

Filed in News by on August 25, 2015 Comments

Most federal employees are aware that, in order to carry your FEHB into retirement, you have to have been enrolled for the five-year period immediately preceding retirement (with few exceptions). There is generally a great advantage in being able to carry your FEHB into retirement, but there are some things to keep in mind in order to be able to do this.

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How to Handle a Federal Employment Relocation

Filed in News by on August 20, 2015 Comments

Federal employees are often offered incentives for relocating to take new positions. The author provides some tips for federal workers who may be facing a relocation in the near future.

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How to Maximize Your Federal Benefits for Your Family After Your Death

Filed in News by on August 18, 2015 Comments

The issue of our own mortality is not one we like to think about or discuss with our loved ones. However, it is necessary for proper planning for the future, especially when it comes to matters of personal finance. The author discusses how to maximize some of your most important benefits as a federal employee in the event of your death.

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