Tag: Benefits

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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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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