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Open season with Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis will answer your calls and emails about open season.
November 11, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , HMOs , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 11/11/2013, 07:58pm EST
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Open season for federal employees

Tony Vergnetti will host a roundtable discussion of open season and the options available for federal workers.
November 1, 2013

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , open season , Anthony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Joan Melanson , long term care , Long Term Care Partners , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:50pm EDT
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Issa bill would open FEHBP to all Americans, but at what cost?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that would open up the federal health program to all Americans, but one federal employee union has come out to oppose it and benefits experts question how much it would cost.

Tags: benefits , Darrell Issa , Walt Francis , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:51pm EDT
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Young, immortal and uninsured!

You work for Uncle Sam. You are young, healthy and immortal. Who needs health insurance? Well, you may be in for a surprise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 10/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

How will the shutdown affect feds' benefits? 4 things to consider

Many feds are also confused and concerned about how the shutdown -- especially if it's prolonged -- will affect their benefits. Federal News Radio dug through guidance provided by the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies and consulted with the experts to bring you some of the answers to the most-asked questions.

Tags: government shutdown , retirement , pay and benefits , benefits ,

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 04:03pm EDT

OPM final rule: Lawmakers, staff eligible for gov't contribution in exchanges

The Office of Personnel Management has made it official: Lawmakers and their staff members are required to purchase health insurance from one of the Affordable Care Act's health-insurance exchanges --but the government will still contribute toward their premiums. OPM issued the final rule, which goes into effect immediately, Wednesday.

Tags: OPM , ACA , pay and benefits , benefits , Congress , House , Senate , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:47pm EDT

The Fiscal Year End - A look back at 2013 and a look forward to 2014

Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan for an animated discussion on the fiscal year, what 2013 brought us and what we might expect in 2014.
September 30, 2013

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , government shutdown ,

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:23pm EDT
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Health premiums up 3.7 percent -- or is that 4.4 percent?

Health insurance premiums on average are going up next year. While the increase isn't as high as many experts predicted it will still be a jolt to feds who have been on a pay raise diet for the past three years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Then there is the question of whether that "average" increase is 3.7 percent or more like 4.4 percent?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , Federal Report

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 02:00am EDT

Federal health premiums to rise 3.7 percent in 2014

Health premiums for federal employees are going up an average of 3.7 percent, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Postal Service employees, who separate negotiating rights over premiums, will see, on average, a 3.8 percent increase.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , open season , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:36am EDT

OPM to manage part of Affordable Care Act program

The launch of state insurance exchanges will have little impact on most federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management says. It's a different story for OPM, itself, however. Due to its experience managing the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, OPM has been tasked with managing a part of the new health exchange system.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , Elaine Kaplan , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 04:37pm EDT
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