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Federal retirees get COLA bump in 2012

The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a measure of inflation that Congress adopted in the 1970s. Since then, it has resulted in annual increases averaging 4.2 percent.

Tags: pay and benefits , SSA , retirement , Associated Press

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 03:03pm EDT

A dose of Medicare Part B with your FEHBP? Who gets a COLA in 2012?

David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Medicare , FEHBP , health insurance , CPI , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:00pm EDT
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Retirees likely to be 'pleasantly surprised' with first COLA since 2008

Tammy Flanagan is the senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , National Institute of Transition Planning , In Depth

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:44pm EDT
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DoD: Troops will see reduced cost-of-living adjustments

The Pentagon reminding workers stationed overseas to leave out cost-of-living pay when calculating their household budgets.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , pay and benefits

Monday - 10/03/2011, 12:10pm EDT

Dinosaurs and Your COLA

Times are tough but what does the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs have to do with your retirement program? The short answer, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is "not much" and in these troubled times that's a very good thing.

Tags: FERS flu , sick-leave credit , worst breakfast

Thursday - 09/25/2008, 04:00am EDT

Pay Raises, COLAs and the Crisis

Are you worried about the impact of the current financial crisis on your January pay raise or retiree cost of living adjustment? If so, welcome to the club, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not as bad as all that.

Tags: pay raise , honeyfugler

Thursday - 10/02/2008, 04:00am EDT

Your Fast-Moving 2009 Pay Raise

Your 2009 federal pay raise has, as usual, been moving at a snail's pace this year. But now in the final days of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says your raise is moving fast and it looks like 3.9 percent-plus for most.

Tags: 2009 Pay Raise , RUS , locality pay

Friday - 09/26/2008, 04:00am EDT

COLA: A Fast-Moving Target

In January federal workers complained because the pay raise they got was so much smaller than the inflation-driven cost of living adjustment for retired feds. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says times have changed, because 2010 could be the year without a COLA.

Tags: P&B , pay raise , retirees , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 04:00am EDT

Deflation Blues and News

There is a very good chance that federal/postal/military retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may not get a cost of living adjustment next January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what's down, not up.

Tags: P&B , CPI , federal pay raise

Friday - 02/20/2009, 04:00am EST

Inflation/Deflation: You Gotta Pick One!

In the old days pirates would often give their victims a choice. The choice? Walk the plank or get pushed off the plank. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers and retirees now find themselves in a similar bind.

Tags: P&B , deflation , inflation , NARFE , retirees , pay raise

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 04:00am EST
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