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Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.

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Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

Some federal retirees may be impacted by a significant increase in Medicare Part B premiums. A bill has been introduced to minimize the impact.

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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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NARFE President Testifies on Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Premium Increases

By on November 30, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
NARFE President Testifies on Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Premium Increases

Many federal employees are facing steep hikes in their long term care insurance premiums. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association provided suggestions at a Congressional hearing for ways to address the situation.

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Across Political Boundaries, a Common Focus on Alzheimer’s

By on November 29, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is working to raise funds to help with the effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s.

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Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

By on November 16, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Many people expected a Hillary Clinton victory. Changes for federal employee pay and benefits may have been unlikely but now may have a greater chance of success. Here is a summary of possible proposals for change.

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Low COLA? Blame it on Gasoline

By on October 19, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Low COLA? Blame it on Gasoline

The author says that a drop in gasoline prices is to blame for the very low COLA that was announced for 2017 this week.

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Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

By on October 17, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

There is a common belief that Members of Congress have a special pension that will pay them their full salary as a pension for as little as five years of Congressional service. Is this really true?

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FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

By on October 10, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

The Federal Employees Health Benefits program is one of the best benefits available to federal employees and retirees, and it can be carried into retirement after leaving federal service. The author describes some of the changes one can expect when carrying FEHB into retirement.

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Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

By on October 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

Numerous organizations recently sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to find a way to ease the burden of expected rising Medicare part B premiums in 2017 to help retirees.

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