Federal retirees could be facing a “perfect storm” of events that could collectively cause costs for their benefits to rise sharply in 2017. NARFE has been campaigning to minimize the potential negative impact on retired federal employees.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) to various Congressional committees requesting hearings to examine the dramatic increases federal employees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are facing.
Enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are going to be facing a steep premium increase later this fall. OPM is providing those affected with information about their choices to deal with the cost increase.
A series of actions are leading probable declines in the take home pay of federal retirees in 2017. Current federal employees, however, are on pace to see their largest pay increase since 2010.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has sharply criticized plans by the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform to require postal retirees, their spouses and survivors to enroll in Medicare Part B or forfeit their coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
The House version of a postal reform bill in Congress is better than the Senate version according to NARFE, although it thinks neither is ideal. What effect do these bills have on enrollment options in Medicare, and which federal retirees would be impacted?