Tag: FEHB

Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

By on April 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

How does Medicare factor into the cost of self + 1 insurance under FEHB? The author looks at some numbers.

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Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

By on March 14, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

I’m retiring in a few years and I’m in a long-term relationship, but I’m not married. What are the pros and cons of marrying before or after retirement?

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Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

By on February 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

How would your spouse get by in retirement if you were to pass away? The author discusses how imagining this scenario can help with your retirement planning.

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What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

By on February 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

The White House’s 2019 budget outlined a number of proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits. How much of an impact would these have on your retirement?

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5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

By on February 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

How much does your spouse receive from your FERS pension if you pass away? That depends on the survivor benefit option you choose.

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Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

By on February 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

As anticipated, the FY 2019 budget proposal from the White House outlines proposed benefits changes for federal employees. Here is a summary.

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Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

By on February 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

Medicare’s General Enrollment Period is underway. Many federal retirees opt to take both FEHB and Medicare Part B.

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OPM Seeking More Cost Controls for Federal Employee Health Insurance

By on January 29, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Seeking More Cost Controls for Federal Employee Health Insurance

OPM has issued its annual letter to health insurance carriers under the FEHB. OPM is emphasizing reducing costs and improving efficiency in 2019.

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Senator Subpoenas OPM Over Providing Insurance Benefits to Lawmakers

By on December 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Subpoenas OPM Over Providing Insurance Benefits to Lawmakers

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has subpoenaed OPM over the agency’s failure to explain why it is subsidizing health insurance for lawmakers.

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Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

By on December 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Maximized Pension vs Survivor Protection: A Fresh Take on an Age Old Debate

Is the Surviving Spouse Benefit a good buy for federal employees? Here are some considerations.

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