Your Best Benefit? Ability to Keep FEHB in Retirement

By on September 27, 2012 7:11 AM in Retirement with 0 Comments

As a federal employee, you have a number of great benefits. There is one that is often taken for granted but the author says it is actually your greatest benefit as a federal employee.

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FEHBP Rates to Increase Average of 3.4% in 2013

By on September 20, 2012 2:14 PM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM has announced that the average premium for those covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase by 3.4% in 2013. The increase is lower than last year’s increase of 3.8%.

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3.8 Percent Average Health Insurance Increase in 2012

By on October 7, 2011 8:42 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

How much will your health insurance cost you in 2012? Check out the new rates and take a close look at your options before this year’s open season.

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Deficit Reduction Commission Proposals Are Still Around: What Will It Mean for Your Pay and Benefits?

By on April 13, 2011 7:30 AM in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The deficit reduction commission made a number of proposals late last year, including some that would impact federal pay and benefits. President Obama has not endorsed the recommendations. That may be about to change. Here is a summary of proposals from this commission that would impact the federal workforce and retirement programs.

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Retirement and the Federal Employee: What a Difference a Day Can Make!

By on March 18, 2011 7:15 AM in Retirement with 0 Comments

When is the best day to retire? It depends. Here are a couple of examples and how it may impact your finances.

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Your Financial Future: Your Federal Employee Benefits and the Deficit Commission Recommendations

By on January 7, 2011 7:06 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The deficit commission has made a number of recommendations that may impact your pay and benefits as a federal employee. Here is what we know, what we do not know, and why it is your best interests to pay close attention to these changes.

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Defying Gravity: How You Can Control the Increasing Costs of Healthcare

By on November 19, 2010 6:57 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The average FEHB premium will increase 7.2% this year. What can you do to create your own gravity and hold your health care costs down?

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Pets, Health Care and Political Sensitivity

By on October 18, 2010 7:24 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A recent article on pet insurance for federal employees stirred up a hornet’s nest. Here is what happened.

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Pet Insurance, Domestic Federal Employee Partners, and Health Insurance

By on October 15, 2010 8:30 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

What do topics as varied as pet insurance, domestic federal employee partners, and federal employee health insurance have in common? For those who may not quickly see a relationship between these widely varying topics, here is your answer.

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Will You Sign Up for Federal Employee Dental or Vision Insurance?

By on October 11, 2010 11:32 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Open season for your federal health insurance starts next month. At the same time, it is a chance to enroll in the federal dental or vision program. The new rates for 2011 are out and, like health insurance, will be higher in 2011.

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