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Benefits News

The biggest threats to your federal pay and benefits

John Grobe, president of Federal Career Experts, will answer your calls and emails about possible changes to your pay and benefits package.
June 26, 2013(This show originally aired June 12, 2013)

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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Minding the gap in federal benefits

Tony Vergnetti will hows a roundtable discussion of federal insurance benefits and what you can do to fill any holes in your coverage.
June 21, 2013

Friday - 06/21/2013, 09:31pm EDT
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OPM expanding vision, dental options under FEDVIP next year

OPM is planning to add four new insurance carriers to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for 2014. Premium rates and benefits coverage of the new plans would be announced later this year ahead of the annual federal health-insurance Open Season.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:18pm EDT

What you need to know about long-term care and retiring happy

On this week's Your Turn program, Mike interviews Paul Forte with Long Term Care Partners and retirement expert Stan Hinden. (This show originally aired June 5, 2013.)

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:29pm EDT
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The biggest threats to your federal pay and benefits

John Grobe, president of Federal Career Experts, will answer your calls and emails about possible changes to your pay and benefits package.
June 12, 2013

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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Court says ex-wife gets man's insurance money

The Supreme Court says a Virginia law can't override a federal employee's decision to make his ex-wife, not his wife, his beneficiary in a federal insurance program.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 07:44am EDT

Financial awareness NOW!

Host Bob Leins and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer answer your calls and emails on what to do now to protect your financial assets in the future.
June 3, 2013

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:41pm EDT
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Self-plus-one health insurance and phased retirement

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI.
May 29, 2013

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:07pm EDT
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Self-plus-one health insurance: How come?

What does Jackass: The Movie have to do with the federal health plan, considered the nation's biggest and best? Well it boils down to the risk pool and an administration plan to set up a third category for self-plus-one coverage, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

'Unchained CPI Melody' bums some

When it comes to those annual cost-of-living adjustments, a growing number of federal workers and retirees actually get diet COLAs each January. And that would get worse -- and extend to all retirees under a White House plan that has strong congressional backing, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

So you've retired...now what?

Retirement coach Mike Townshend talks about what feds should think about as they plan for their retirement.
May 27, 2013

Monday - 05/27/2013, 09:59pm EDT
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VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog

All veterans who have waited two years or more for a decision will have their cases decided by next month, the Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress. Half of the Veterans Benefits Administration's oldest cases already have been removed from the backlog.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:16am EDT
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Deposits or redeposits are they for me?

Federal benefits specialist James Marshall answers your calls and emails about your deposit/redeposit options.
May 20, 2013

Monday - 05/20/2013, 07:07pm EDT
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Where is sequestration heading?

Federal News Radio's Francis Rose and Jim McElhatton from the Federal Times join Mike Causey to talk about the impact of sequestration and what happens next.
May 15, 2013

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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What you need to know now for your taxes

Tom O'Rourke, principal with the law firm Miles and Stockbridge, P.C., talks about your 2013 taxes with host Bob Leins.
May 13, 2013

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:51pm EDT
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Watch out: Well-meaning, VIP zombies are stalking feds

Federal workers have dodged a lot of legislative bullets over the years. Plans to cut and save surface, then disappear. But there is one blueprint out there that has traction, and its No. 1 target is the federal retirement system, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Q&A....just for feds

Federal benefits expert Bob Braunstein answers your retirement and career planning questions.
May 6, 2013

Monday - 05/06/2013, 11:54pm EDT
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All TSP funds continue positive trend in April

All Thrift Savings Plan funds continued to perform well in April. While only two funds reported higher return rates for the month compared to March, all funds posted positive returns.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 06:19am EDT

Furloughs, retirement backlogs, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk furloughs with Federal Career Experts owner John Grobe, and hiring, retirement backlog, and more with Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
May 1, 2013

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:08pm EDT
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Bill would ax FEHBP in favor of Affordable Care Act plan

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced legislation to require federal employees, the president, vice president and members of Congress to use insurance under the Affordable Care Act instead of the current federal program.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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