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Improper Billing of FEHB, Medicare Leads to $750,000 Settlement

By on February 26, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Improper Billing of FEHB, Medicare Leads to $750,000 Settlement

A $750,000 settlement, with $135,000 for a whistleblower, has been reached with a doctor for improper billing under the FEHB and Medicare.

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2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

By on February 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

How much money, if any, can you save with the Self Plus One option under FEHB? The author provides some comparison data for 2017 between the Self, Self Plus One, and Family options.

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

By on February 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

By on January 20, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

As a new administration prepares to set up shop in Washington, significant budget cuts are being discussed. Here is a summary of what some of these proposals might be and how they would potentially impact federal employees.

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The Best of 2016

By on December 29, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
The Best of 2016

The FedSmith.com authors posted many articles in 2016 to keep our readers informed. These are some of our (and your) favorites.

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OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Complying with Minimum Health Insurance Guidelines Under FEHB

By on December 28, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Complying with Minimum Health Insurance Guidelines Under FEHB

Do you have health insurance through the FEHB? OPM has released a fact sheet for federal employees with details on how to show compliance to the IRS under the Affordable Care Act.

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Extending FEHB Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Extending FEHB Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners

OPM has published an interim final rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain FEHB coverage for an extended period of time.

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How Bad Are the Changes to FEHB Plan Benefits for 2017?

By on December 5, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Bad Are the Changes to FEHB Plan Benefits for 2017?

The average premium increase for premiums under the FEHB will be 6.2% in 2017. There are also many changes to plans in the program. The author describes some of these changes and how to find them for your preferred health plan.

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Connolly to Hold 2017 FEHB Open Season Workshop

By on November 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Connolly to Hold 2017 FEHB Open Season Workshop

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) is hosting his 8th annual FEHB open season workshop for the 2017 benefits year to help federal employees and retirees with their benefits planning decisions.

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FEHB Health Plans Limited to Specific Participants

By on November 15, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM is reminding employees that there are health insurance plans in the FEHB only available to employees in specific agencies.

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