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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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OPM Announces Changes to Long Term Insurance for Opposite Sex Partners

By on November 8, 2015 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Expanded eligibility has been announced for applying for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The change will be effective on November 30th.

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Comparing Self Plus One and Self Plus Family Annuitant Rules

By on October 21, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Comparing Self Plus One and Self Plus Family Annuitant Rules

Are you considering enrolling in the new Self Plus One option under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program this open season? New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management outlines the differences in annuitant rules between the Self Plus One and Self Plus Family coverage options.

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Retiring in 2015? Be Careful During Open Season

By on October 21, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Retiring in 2015? Be Careful During Open Season

Are you a federal employee covered under FEHB and planning to retire at the end of 2015? If so, this new memo from the Office of Personnel Management has some important information you will want to know about.

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New Plans Entering the FEHB Program

By on October 20, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Some federal employees and retirees will have new health insurance options in 2016. Here is a listing of the new plans available for enrollment in the FEHB during the upcoming open season.

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Health Insurance Plans Leaving the FEHB

By on October 19, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Health Insurance Plans Leaving the FEHB

Has your health insurance company dropped out of the federal program or changed in some other way that will require you to take action during the upcoming open season? Here is a listing of the plans that have dropped out and a few other changes that will impact some FEHB participants.

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Your COLA Increase in 2016 Will Be: Zero

By on October 12, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Your COLA Increase in 2016 Will Be: Zero

It isn’t official yet, but there will not be a cost of living adjustment in 2016. Adjust your budget accordingly.

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OPM Announces New "Limited Enrollment Period" for Self Plus One Enrollment

By on September 21, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Announces New "Limited Enrollment Period" for Self Plus One Enrollment

In addition to the regular open season, OPM has announced a limited enrollment period for enrolling in the new self plus one program (with restrictions).

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