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In a recent letter to insurers, the Office of Personnel Management requested some changes to federal health plans. Brace yourselves: It's mostly good news. The Federal Drive talked to health-benefits expert Walt Francis to get the details.
The bill — introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) — would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.
The Office of Personnel Management will add 10 new health plans to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan starting in 2013.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified today before a House subcommittee saying a USPS-sponsored plan would save $7 billion a year. Such a plan, Donahoe said, would offer equal or better coverage to current employees and retirees.
The Postal Service is on Capitol Hill today pitching its strategy to withdraw employees from the federal health insurance program.
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 ...
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.
Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.
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.
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.