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OPM Begins Providing Information on 2017 Open Season

By on August 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Begins Providing Information on 2017 Open Season

OPM has begun providing federal employees information to help them prepare for the 2017 federal benefits open season.

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Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

By on July 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

Federal employees are understandably concerned about recent proposals to cut their pay and benefits, however, the author points out that there are still plenty of reasons to remain positive.

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RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

By on July 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits

The House Republican Study Committee recently released its 2018 budget proposal which contains cuts or changes to programs impacting federal employees.

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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

By on July 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

What happens to your federal benefits if you leave before you are eligible to retire? Here is a summary.

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Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment

By on July 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment

Should you stay in your federal job or leave for the private sector? The author looks at benefits and considerations of both areas of employment.

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Your Financial Future: Are You an In or Outpatient?

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your Financial Future: Are You an In or Outpatient?

If you have been admitted to a hospital and you have Medicare, you need to know if you’ve been admitted as an inpatient or as an outpatient. There could be a big difference when you find out how much you have to pay in expenses.

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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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