Tag: Medicare

Will I Be Forced Into Medicare?

By on August 3, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I retired four years ago and want to keep my current health plan. Will I be forced into Medicare or can I just keep my current plan?

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What is the Point of Converting to Medicare?

By on February 10, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

What is the point of my converting to Medicare from my current BC/BS Standard Option (individual)?

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Postal Service Retirees, Medicare, and Implications for Other Federal Retirees

By on December 12, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Postal Service wants to put all retirees under Medicare in order to save billions of dollars. When this is considered by Congress, look out for a similar change proposed for the remainder of the federal workforce.

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House Budget Blueprint Proposes Attrition Cuts for Federal Workforce

By on March 12, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has released the Committee’s 2014 budget blueprint for the federal government. As in past House budget proposals, there are some proposed measures that would affect the federal workforce.

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Prepare for Tax Changes in 2013

By on August 24, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Will the Bush era tax cuts be extended by Congress? Nobody knows, but regardless of what Congress does, the authors offer steps one can consider taking before year end to improve your personal finances.

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Why Are Your Health Insurance Premiums Going Up?

By on October 4, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Why are your insurance premiums going up and how much money could you save by checking out the different costs and benefits for each plan?

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Medicare and Federal Employee Health Insurance

By on April 12, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Discussion of “risk pools” and “call letters” from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) doesn’t sound very exciting. And, in most years, the issuing of an OPM call letter doesn’t generate much press publicity in the federal community. This year may be different though.

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

By on May 28, 2008 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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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