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Inside Government - December 4th and 11th, 2009

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly
(D-Va.)
Jacque Simon
AFGE Public Policy Director
John Irons
Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

Tags: Pay & Benfits , Inside Government , AFGE , Gerry Connolly , Jacque Simon , John Irons , EPI

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 02:51pm EST

Health Premiums: Who's Average?

What does the average increase in federal health premiums, the average depth of the Pacific Ocean and Mike Causey's average weight have to do with your 2010 medical bills. Actually, a lot more than you think.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal retirement ,

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 01:22pm EDT

Rep. Gerry Connolly: ditch the excise tax on the FEHBP

The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , excise tax , FSA , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 10/26/2009, 02:05pm EDT
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Rep. Connolly details efforts dodging the excise bullet

An earlier agreement exempting union employees from a proposed excise tax on high priced health plans has now been extended to all federal employees. We learn how, and why.

Tags: P&B , excise tax , cadillac tax , Gerry Connolly

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:55am EST
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Feds may face high-cost health care tax

Union leaders believe they are on the verge of winning significant improvements for working families in the pending health care reform legislation, but feds may be left out in the cold.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , cadillac tax , David Drucker , Roll Call , Congress

Monday - 01/18/2010, 09:55am EST
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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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