Tag: Benefits

How to Save Money On Your Federal Health Insurance

Filed in News by on November 23, 2015 Comments

Here are tips from an expert on the federal employee health insurance program (FEHB) on how federal employees can save money by learning more about the program.

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Will the Self Plus One Option Save You Money Next Year?

Filed in News by on November 18, 2015 Comments

Many of our users have been wondering if the new Self Plus One option will save them money over the family option next year. FedSmith.com has put together an analysis of FEHB premiums to quickly compare the costs between the two options for the various plans in the FEHB to help you determine if you will save money with this new option.

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CMS Publishes Final Medicare Part B Premium Rates For 2016

Filed in News by on November 11, 2015 Comments

After months of speculation and debate, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the official rates for Medicare Part B premiums beginning in January 2016.

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OPM Announces Changes to Long Term Insurance for Opposite Sex Partners

Filed in News by on November 8, 2015 Comments

Expanded eligibility has been announced for applying for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The change will be effective on November 30th.

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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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