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Across Political Boundaries, a Common Focus on Alzheimer’s

By on November 29, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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

By on November 16, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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

By on October 19, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Low COLA? Blame it on Gasoline

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?

By on October 17, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

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?

By on October 10, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
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

By on October 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

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’

By on September 29, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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?

By on September 22, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
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

By on September 15, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Changing to Elderly Index for COLA Calculation Will Be Insignificant

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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Newly Re-Elected NARFE Leaders Face a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Rising Premiums Hitting Federal Retirees

By on September 8, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Newly Re-Elected NARFE Leaders Face a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Rising Premiums Hitting Federal Retirees

Federal retirees could be facing a “perfect storm” of events that could collectively cause costs for their benefits to rise sharply in 2017. NARFE has been campaigning to minimize the potential negative impact on retired federal employees.

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