Tag: Benefits

6 Common Questions for Federal Employees Starting Later in Life

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

There is a lot of guidance available on the federal benefit package for new employees starting their careers at a young age, but there are also unique and important considerations for those starting later. The author provides considerations for federal workers beginning their careers at later ages.

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Merry Christmas to Federal Employees: Extra Paid Holiday Announced for Dec. 26

Filed in News by on December 6, 2014 Comments

President Obama has issued an executive order giving federal employees an extra paid holiday on Friday, December 26.

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Self Plus One Health Insurance: Will Your Insurance Costs Go Up or Down?

Filed in News by on December 3, 2014 Comments

The self plus one option under the federal health insurance program will be available during the open season in 2015. It will likely benefit many in the program but some federal employees are likely to have higher premiums in 2016 as a result of the change.

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Is There a Cadillac Tax in Your Future?

Filed in News by on November 23, 2014 Comments

Is there a “Cadillac” tax on your federal employee health benefits in the future? The tax goes into effect in 2018. Here are the details and how federal employees could be affected.

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The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

Filed in News by on November 19, 2014 Comments

There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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Holiday Discounts for Federal Employees

Filed in News by on November 18, 2014 Comments

With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching, people will be looking for ways to save money. Here are some ways federal employees can get discounts on travel, restaurants, tech items and more.

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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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