Tag: Benefits

Moving Closer to Self-Plus-One Option Under FEHB

Filed in News by on March 22, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management is moving forward with implementing the “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Here are some recently released details about this new option.

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President’s Day… or Washington’s Birthday?

Filed in News by on February 13, 2015 Comments

Monday is a holiday, “[T]o insure a minimum of five regularly recurring 3-day weekends each year for Federal employees.” Here is how and why this holiday came to be celebrated.

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Legislation Introduced to Roll Back Increased Pension Contributions

Filed in News by on February 5, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced that would lower the pension contribution amounts for new federal employees.

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A Closer Look at Obama’s 2016 Budget

Filed in News by on February 2, 2015 Comments

The White House released the president’s 2016 budget proposal on Monday. Here are some of the highlights that will be of most interest to federal employees.

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Proposal Expanding TSP and FEHB to Wider Audience

Filed in News by on January 29, 2015 Comments

A new proposal would expand the TSP to military personnel and FEHB to military families and retirees.

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Federal Employees, Obamacare and Avoiding A Tax Penalty

Filed in News by on December 30, 2014 Comments

How will federal employees under the FEHB avoid paying an additional penalty to the IRS? Here is a quick summary.

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The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program

Filed in News by on December 15, 2014 Comments

The CSRS Voluntary Contribution Program has been available to CSRS or CSRS Offset federal employees for many years. It can be a very useful option to significantly increase retirement savings. The author explains some of the details of this program.

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Federal Benefit Comparisons: Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

The author says that studies comparing federal benefits to those in the private sector miss a key issue and that there are substantial differences in the benefit packages across industry sectors.

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