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Feds in same-sex marriages given 60 days to update benefits

Federal employees in same-sex marriages have until August 26 to make changes to their health and life insurance among other benefits, according to a new memo from acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan. Same-sex spouses of federal employees are now eligible for coverage under under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Long-term Care Insurance.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , OPM , workforce , Elaine Kaplan , DOMA , same-sex benefits , FEDVIP , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Minding the gap in federal benefits

Tony Vergnetti will hows a roundtable discussion of federal insurance benefits and what you can do to fill any holes in your coverage.
June 21, 2013

Tags: workforce , federal benefits , healthcare , life insurance , Tony Vergnetti , supplemental insurance , Mike Miles , Variplan , Jim De La Torre , Fed Advantage , Dennis Stephens , All Feds , Fed Talk

Friday - 06/21/2013, 09:31pm EDT
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Self-plus-one health insurance and phased retirement

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times writer Stephen Losey, join host Mike Causey to talk about the self-plus-one health plan option and the chained CPI.
May 29, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , self-plus-one , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , federal retirement , phased retirements , chained CPI , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:07pm EDT
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Self-plus-one health insurance: How come?

What does Jackass: The Movie have to do with the federal health plan, considered the nation's biggest and best? Well it boils down to the risk pool and an administration plan to set up a third category for self-plus-one coverage, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , self-plus-one , Jessica Klement

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 02:00am EDT

Your health plan: BFF, WDW, WOOT or WTF?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: If you wanted to text your BFF about the future of the FEHBP (your health plan) would you describe it as WOOT or WTF?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Affordable Care Act

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 02:00am EDT

Bill would ax FEHBP in favor of Affordable Care Act plan

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced legislation to require federal employees, the president, vice president and members of Congress to use insurance under the Affordable Care Act instead of the current federal program.

Tags: pay and benefits , Dave Camp , Affordable Care Act , Congress , Simpson-Bowles , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 12:24pm EDT

Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 24, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Art Stein , chained CPI , TSP , budget 2014 , pay raise , pensions , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , STOCK Act , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Chained CPI, TSP, and the 2014 budget

Financial Planner Art Stein and Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey join host Mike Causey to talk about a number of issues affecting federal workers.
April 17, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Art Stein , chained CPI , TSP , budget 2014 , pay raise , pensions , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , STOCK Act , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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OPM in talks to add 6 new carriers to FEHBP

The Office of Personnel Management is in talks with six additional health care providers to join the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, according to John O'Brien, OPM's director of health care and insurance. OPM has been working over the past few years to add plans to the FEHB program in a bid to increase competition, O'Brien said in a keynote address at the 2013 FEHB Carrier Conference in Arlington, Va.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , health insurance

Friday - 03/22/2013, 03:42pm EDT
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