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