OPM has begun issuing guidance for benefits that will be affected from the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.
A common misconception about federal employee retirement benefits is that you and your spouse must have been enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for five years in order to have family coverage in retirement. The authors offer some clarifying details.
Why is it that many federal employees think that FEHB costs increase? The authors provide some answers.
As you get closer to the time when federal employees start thinking about retirement, there can often be apprehension about whether or not you are ready. This article will attempt to give you a clear understanding of the financial impacts of your decisions, so you can be informed and comfortable with what you decide.
One Congressman has taken a stand that is popular with many in his district by announcing he is not using the federal health benefits program or the FERS retirement system because they are better than the benefits available to many taxpayers. How is this likely to work out for him?
The author notes that some readers who contacted him for clarification on the requirement to have insurance for five years before retirement have apparently been given incorrect information as to whether the time requirement also applies to a spouse. Here is a quick explanation of the time requirement.
The author examines the “five-year requirement” under the Federal Employees Health Benefit and how it applies to your Federal Employees Group Life Insurance.
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.
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%.
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.