What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.
Even though a spouse of forty years was entitled to her husband’s federal death benefits, her estate could not claim them when the widow died before she was able to sign the paperwork.
OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.
OPM has issued a proposed rule to expand coverage of the FEHB to temporary and seasonal employees employed an average of at least 30 hours a week over a twelve-month period. The proposal appears to be in conflict with legislation on the same topic.