Tag: Insurance

Questions and Answers About the Upcoming FEGLI Open Season

By on August 1, 2016 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

These are some questions and answers that cover basic facts about FEGLI as well as considerations for federal employees who may be wondering what actions they should take during the upcoming open season.

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Was Your Personal Information Captured in Theft of Government Data? More Benefits Now Available

By on June 27, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Was Your Personal Information Captured in Theft of Government Data? More Benefits Now Available

A large number of current and former federal employees and others in the federal community have been impacted by the theft of personal data from government records. Here is an update on an increase in insurance coverage and other actions that may help those impacted by these events.

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Life Insurance… Now for the living! Part 2: Chronic Illness

By on June 21, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author discusses the most tax efficient options for Long Term Care insurance that are available to federal employees.

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Life Insurance… Now for the Living!

By on June 2, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

What if your life insurance could also provide coverage for you during your lifetime? The author discusses the concept of using living benefits as they apply to federal employees covered by FEGLI and FEHB.

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Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

By on March 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

The author says that federal employees have a new concern in the realm of identity theft: medical records. He explains why this is an area of vulnerability and what federal workers can do if they think they have been a victim of medical identity theft.

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What Happens To Your Benefits If You Die After You Retire?

By on March 17, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Happens To Your Benefits If You Die After You Retire?

No one lives forever, but you will leave survivors. Your federal employee benefits are valuable and can affect those that survive you. The author details what federal workers can expect to happen with regards to their benefits if they pass away after retiring from federal service.

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2016 Financial Resolutions

By on January 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2016 Financial Resolutions

Does your personal financial plan need a tune up in the new year? The author offers some suggestions to consider as part of your new year’s financial resolutions as you plan for retirement and the long term needs of your family.

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How to Save Money On Your Federal Health Insurance

By on November 23, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Here are tips from an expert on the federal employee health insurance program (FEHB) on how federal employees can save money by learning more about the program.

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Will the Self Plus One Option Save You Money Next Year?

By on November 18, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will the Self Plus One Option Save You Money Next Year?

Many of our users have been wondering if the new Self Plus One option will save them money over the family option next year. FedSmith.com has put together an analysis of FEHB premiums to quickly compare the costs between the two options for the various plans in the FEHB to help you determine if you will save money with this new option.

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2016 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

By on November 11, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2016 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for the Medicare outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs.

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