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NARFE President Testifies on Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Premium Increases

November 30, 2016 3:02 PM

Many federal employees are facing steep hikes in their long term care insurance premiums. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association provided suggestions at a Congressional hearing for ways to address the situation.

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Across Political Boundaries, a Common Focus on Alzheimer’s

November 29, 2016 5:49 PM

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is working to raise funds to help with the effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s.

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Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Proposed Changes to Federal HR: From Worst Case to Possible

Many people expected a Hillary Clinton victory. Changes for federal employee pay and benefits may have been unlikely but now may have a greater chance of success. Here is a summary of possible proposals for change.

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Low COLA? Blame it on Gasoline

October 19, 2016 5:45 PM , Updated October 24, 2016 8:43 AM

The author says that a drop in gasoline prices is to blame for the very low COLA that was announced for 2017 this week.

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Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

October 17, 2016 4:59 PM , Updated October 24, 2016 8:43 AM

There is a common belief that Members of Congress have a special pension that will pay them their full salary as a pension for as little as five years of Congressional service. Is this really true?

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FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

October 10, 2016 11:47 AM , Updated October 18, 2016 8:40 AM
FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

The Federal Employees Health Benefits program is one of the best benefits available to federal employees and retirees, and it can be carried into retirement after leaving federal service. The author describes some of the changes one can expect when carrying FEHB into retirement.

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Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

October 3, 2016 3:45 PM , Updated October 8, 2016 5:09 PM

Numerous organizations recently sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to find a way to ease the burden of expected rising Medicare part B premiums in 2017 to help retirees.

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NARFE Calls FEHB Premiums Increase ‘Relatively Modest’

September 29, 2016 2:39 PM , Updated October 4, 2016 10:32 AM
NARFE Calls FEHB Premiums Increase ‘Relatively Modest’

The average premiums under the FEHB are going up 6.2% in 2017. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen called the increase in enrollee costs “relatively modest.”

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Where Can I Find Good Information on Retirement?

September 22, 2016 6:59 PM
Where Can I Find Good Information on Retirement?

Where can I find good information on federal retirement? This is a common question many federal employees have. The author provides some suggestions.

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Changing to Elderly Index for COLA Calculation Will Be Insignificant

September 15, 2016 3:37 PM , Updated September 21, 2016 7:59 AM

Legislation would change the COLA calculation for Social Security and federal retirees to the CPI-E index. It would also benefit those collecting spousal benefits.

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