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Union objects to Postal Service plan to withdraw from FEHBP

The Postal Service is on Capitol Hill today pitching its strategy to withdraw employees from the federal health insurance program.

Tags: Fred Rolando , NALC , USPS , pay and benefits , budget , Congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 10:53am EDT

Feds: Is that a dust cloud or the Mongol horde?

What do you suppose 13th-century peasants thought just before Genghis Khan's boys rode into town? We can't be sure, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, but it might be the same sort of unease modern-day federal workers have when Congress mounts its high horse ...

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , benefits

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 02:00am EDT

GOP plan would open FEHBP to non-feds

Four senators introduced a bill that would add Medicare patients to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, as Medicare is gradually phased out. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association tells feds to be wary of the bill.

Tags: Rand Paul , retirement , Lindsey Graham , Jim DeMint , Mike Lee , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , Medicare , benefits , Michael OConnell , Congress , Senate

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:50am EDT

GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST

Postal Service plan proposes own health plan, workforce cuts

The Postal Service's strategic five-year plan proposes cutting the workforce by 155,000 by 2016 and creating its own health benefit program for employees and retirees to return to financial stability.

Tags: Joe Corbett , pay and benefits , USPS , Patrick Donahoe

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:27am EST

Federal health plans to offer Blue Button digital health-record access

All health insurance options in federal health plans will soon allow members to download a digital version of their health records using a technology called Blue Button, the Office of Personnel Management announced. The adoption of the Blue Button technology, whose use was spearheaded by the Veterans Affairs Department, will make it easer to share digital records with family members and physicians.

Tags: technology , Health IT , electronic medical records , VA , Blue Button , OPM , John Berry , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:07pm EST

Open season overview

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot give an overview of your health benefit plan options as Open Season 2011 draws to a close.
December 12, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , John Elliott , open season , health benefits

Monday - 12/12/2011, 07:01pm EST

Monday madness checklist

There is still time, but not much, to pick your 2012 health plan. Missing the boat could mean you'll shell out much too much money in premiums. And doing the wrong thing could translate into a $14,000 mistake, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:00am EST

Give yourself a pay raise

Want to know a way to get more money that doesn't involve a gun, mask or duct tape? It can be done if you take action before quitting time on Monday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , open season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees ,

Friday - 12/09/2011, 02:00am EST

Hate-your-mate health tip

You can save a lot of money on health insurance premiums if you live the good life and hate your wife...or husband. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gives some unorthodox tips for navigating through the health insurance open season, which closes next Monday.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , open season , health insurance , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Walt Francis

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:00am EST
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