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Feds given more flexibility updating FEDVIP plans

The Office of Personnel Management just issued a final rule that lets a subset of federal employees enroll in or switch dental and vision plans outside of the open enrollment periods. The amendment goes into effect next month.

Tags: OPM , FEDVIP , dental/vision plans , QLE , enrollment , Dena Levitz , married , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:21am EDT

TSP scores high, flexible spending low in latest federal employee benefits survey

While federal employees gave high marks on usefulness and importance to the Thrift Savings Plan, only a small percentage said they had flexible spending accounts because they saw little value in the program. The results are part of a survey that OPM has been doing since 2004 to gauge worker opinions on the health and wellness benefits it offers.

Tags: benefits , OPM , survey , TSP , flexible spending accounts , long-term care insurance , Dena Levitz , NARFE , David Snell

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Bankruptcy insurance on sale now

Crushing medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy. But you can avoid that by choosing one of the many federal health plans, and picking one that limits your maximum out-of-pocket costs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Open Season ,

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 02:00am EST

Getting a head start on the retirement process

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan offer advice on what you need to do if you are planning to retire in the next few months.
September 9, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , retirement benefits , retirement processing , CSRS , FERS , life insurance , health benefits SF 2818 , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 12:11am EDT
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New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Tags: Congress , House , OPM , Stephen Lynch , pay and benefits , AFGE , NTEU , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT

Your other health plan option - failure

In inspirational movies, a heroic general often says things like, "failure is not an option." And that's silly, of course, because failure is always an option and that's especially true for millions of current and former federal workers - some of whom are sleepwalking their way through the health insurance hunting season, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , Open Season , health insurance , Walt Francis

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 02:00am EST

Health insurance and the single life

When it comes to picking a federal health plan, two cannot live as cheaply as one - you want to be the Lone Ranger, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , federal report , benefits , health insurance , Walt Francis

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 02:00am EST

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

Tags: pay and benefits , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , David Santana , enrollment , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , NITP , Medicare

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:34am EDT
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FEHB program almost ready to welcome Indian tribe employees

Administrators are preparing to expand the Federal Employee Health Benefits plan in May to thousands of employees of Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Tribes have urged the change for a long time. It was mandated by the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and is just now becoming a reality.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , benefits , Native Americans , National Congress of American Indians , Jacqueline Pata , Ahniwake Rose , Emily Kopp , John O

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 08:53pm EST
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Online health records more common but usage low, OPM says

92 percent of plans have taken steps to educate their members about health information technology, but less than 5 percent of members are accessing their records online.

Tags: OPM , health record , technology , John Berry

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:04pm EST
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