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Rep. Jim Moran tackles a possible FEHBP tax

Federal employees could be in line for a hefty tax under a Senate proposal for healthcare reform. The Senate Finance Committee bill would levy a 40-percent tax on the overall value of some health insurance plans starting in 2013: specifically those costing more than $8,000 dollars for individuals, and family plans costing more than $21,000 dollars. The tax would be imposed on insurance companies, but analysts believe that cost would be passed on to employers and consumers.

Tags: P&B , Jim Moran , healthcare reform

Friday - 10/23/2009, 11:05am EDT
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Health care reform tips for federal employees

Health care reform will eventually affect the daily lives and bank accounts of every American, including feds! Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndofer gives us some survival tips.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , dependent health insurance , Ed Zurndorfer

Friday - 08/06/2010, 10:31am EDT
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What's ahead for healthcare

It's gut-check time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on their health care overhaul. Federal employees can at least hope the excise tax will get lost in the shuffle.

Tags: Congress , healthcare , cadillac tax , excise tax , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 10:25am EST
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Congressman Wolf concerned with healthcare bill's effect on fed benefits

As the Senate Finance Committee moves toward a vote on a sweeping health care reform bill, Rep. Frank Wolf tells Federal News Radio he's concerned about the impact on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Tags: P&B , Frank Wolf , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 02:01pm EDT
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Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.

Tags: P&B , NTEU , excise tax , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Chris Van Hollen , Barbara Mikulski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:20pm EST

Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health plans

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 02:05am EDT

Health premiums: Easy on the wallet

Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That's almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , healthcare , healthcare premiums , OPM

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 02:04am EDT

Less Painful Pain Pills

Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health care , OPM , supercommittee ,

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 02:05am EDT

Analysis: FEHB changes coming to your wallet

Changes to the computation of group rates in the FEHBP are coming. We talk with Checkbook's Walton Francis about what that may mean for you.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Walton Francis , benefits , health care , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 06/27/2011, 09:08am EDT
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