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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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Health plans: The end is near - like today

Usually when people say the end is near, they are either kidding or wrong. But if you are in the federal health program or would like to join up the end is near. As in today. Still looking for the best deal? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's "best buy" shopping list, especially if you are married to another federal worker.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/10/2012, 02:00am EST

Your health plan and the Nixon curse

Did you ever hear of the Nixon curse? Are you sick of having people push you to shop around for a health insurance plan? If so, rejoice, because Monday is the deadline for picking your 2013 health plan. After that, you won't have all those confusing options to kick around anymore for a long time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 12/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Health premiums: It pays to go postal

The health-insurance hunting season ends next Monday. When shopping around, this is a case where it pays to go postal if you can, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 02:00am EST

Reality check: Shop or drop this Open Season

For most federal workers and retirees going over the fiscal cliff in January isn't the problem du jour. If you or a family member gets really sick, or has a serious accident in the new year that is reality, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. That, rightly so, will be your No. 1 problem. And whether you come out of it alive and kicking or financially strapped could depend on what you do between now and next Monday.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , open season , Walt Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Your last-minute questions as Open Season comes to a close

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis joins Bob Leins and John Elliott to answer those remaining questions you may have as you make your decision about your FEHBP this open season.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , Walt Francis , open season , Walton Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 01:38pm EST
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