Medicare and Federal Retirees: Part B or Not Part B?

May 28, 2008 7:21 AM

Author John Grobe recently asked FedSmith readers which topics were of most interest on the topic of federal retirement. The answer: Should a federal retiree who is nearing 65 sign up for Medicare’s Part B? Here is an explanation of the considerations in making this decision.

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It’s An Election Year: Health Benefits for Some New Retirees May Change; Future of Some Agencies on the Line

March 23, 2006 8:08 AM

It’s an election year. Here are several proposals that have been made that would impact the civil service structure and the benefits of some current federal employees.

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Smoking and the Cost of Your Health Insurance

March 15, 2006 8:21 AM

Should smokers who participate in the federal employee health plan pay more for health insurance than non-smokers?

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‘High Three’ to ‘High Five’

September 22, 2005 7:24 AM

Government spending to recover from Hurricane Katrina means spending cuts will probably be necessary in other government programs. One possibility is changing the formula for calculating federal employee pension benefits.

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Federal Vision, Dental Program Start Delayed

September 20, 2005 8:55 AM

OPM has delayed the start of the dental and vision program for federal employees.

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OPM To Audit Health Care Costs

September 24, 2002 12:00 AM

Costs of the FEHB continue to go up each year. The impact on retirees is significant and legislation is pending that may provide some relief. The long-term challenge to OPM will be to control costs and to balance benefits.

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