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Benefits News

Open season means more than choosing health insurance

John Montague talks about life insurance and Sean Reilly discuses the U.S. Postal Service's finances and more this week on Your Turn.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT
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Health, life insurance & a shrinking tax break

Health insurance is a must-have item for everybody. But there is more than health insurance at issue during the big benefits hunting season that kicks off Nov.12 and runs through Dec. 10. Sleep through it at your peril, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Medicare - all you need to know!

David Santana, health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gives an overview of the Medicare system.
October 22, 2012

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:34am EDT
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OPM details 2013 health plan premium increases

Federal employees will see a slight increase — averaging 3.4 percent — in what they pay towards their 2013 health plan premiums.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 09:41am EDT

Falling in love: It pays to go postal

There are certain times when it pays to go postal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... Especially if you are a federal employee contemplating marriage or already one half of a "mixed marriage."

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

The FEEA fund

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund, will talk about this feds-helping-feds charity.
October 17, 2012

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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A bitter diet COLA coming up ...

Federal, postal and military retirees are about to get an inflation-adjustment. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be a diet- version and, for most, leave a very bitter aftertaste, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

How to invest in the TSP

John Jilek, CPF, discusses the Thrift Savings Plan and how to invest in the TSP and get the most for your dollar.

Monday - 10/15/2012, 06:27am EDT
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Workplace violence, retirement , and sequestration

Host Mike Causey and his guests will be talking about cases of workplace violence in the federal government, how you could be affected by an increase in retirement applications, and how one organization feels about sequestration.
October 10, 2012

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 07:54pm EDT
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Important financial considerations for women and for charitable donations

Certified Financial Planner Kristina Sturgis discusses financial planning issues related to retirement.
October 8, 2012

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Where's Fido? VA may prevent funding for PTSD service dogs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 09:00am EDT

Phased retirement, postal buyouts, VA problems

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirements, sequestration and more.
October 3, 2012

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 07:19pm EDT
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Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

The deficit and health care, capital buffers, and the lame-duck Congress

On this week's edition of Bloomberg Government's Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss the deficit's impact on Medicare and Medicaid, the costs of requiring capital buffers on money market funds. Plus, what legislation will Congress tackle in its lame-duck session?
Setember 27, 2012

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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Sequestration and health care

Host Mike Causey will discuss the potential impact of sequestration with Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Women, and Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
September 26, 2012

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 09:24pm EDT
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Health premiums, unions & politics

Federal workers got their first good news in four years last week. But it is hard to find anybody dancing in the street over news that their health premiums are only going up a little, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

Health plans: The law of averages

When shopping for your family's 2013 federal health plan, even as you enter year three of a pay freeze, there are a couple of things to keep in mind, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Premiums for federal health plan set to increase 3.4 percent

The Office of Personnel Management announced 2013 premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are set to increase 3.4 percent. That's slightly below last year's increase of 3.8 percent, which had been the lowest since 2008. In 2010, premiums rose 7.3 percent.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 01:23pm EDT

Retirement, sequestration, and more

NARFE Director of Benefit Services David Snell and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about issues that could affect your retirement.
September 19, 2012

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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Pay and Benefits Tracker

Congress is turning to federal pay and benefits to find cost savings. To sort out all the proposals for you, Federal News Radio compiled a list of the bills that could affect your compensation. This list will be updated regularly with status changes and the addition of new bills.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:09am EDT
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