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Analysis: White House prescription drug proposal could mean fewer options

Robert Moffit is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Policy Innovation.

Tags: Robert Moffit , Heritage Foundation Center , In Depth , pay and benefits , prescription drugs , OPM

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:14pm EDT

FEHBP + Medicare Part B can be 'political insurance'

Federal employees turning 65 might be wondering: Do I get Medicare Part B coverage in addition to my federal health plan?

Tags: Your Turn , pay and benefits , retirement , Medicare , Walton Francis

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:59pm EST

Open Season explainer: The pitfall of two self-only health plans

Walton Francis is the editor of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , open season , pay and benefits ,

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 03:58pm EST

Common mistakes during Open Season

Federal employees have until Dec. 12 to decide on a health plan during this year's Open Season. Benefits expert Walt Francis has advice for feds.

Tags: open season , Your Turn , Walt Francis , pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 03:58pm EST

Open Season crunch time: What to do NOW

Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice has some quick tips in the last-minute days before the Open Season deadline.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ann Vanderslice , Federal Drive , open season , health plans , OPM

Friday - 12/09/2011, 11:33am EST

GOP caucus budget cuts feds' retirement, health benefits

The Republican Study Committee, a caucus of House conservatives, laid out a budget blueprint that increases federal employees' pension contributions and incentivize feds to enroll in lower-priced health plans.

Tags: Republican Study Committee , budget , pay and benefits , retirement , Scott Garrett , Jim Jordan , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:38pm EDT

OPM making changes to FEHBP - Is that good news?

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Walt Francis , OPM , health plans

Friday - 04/06/2012, 06:06pm EDT

CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

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.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Joe Lieberman , USPS , retirement , CBO , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT

OPM: 10 new plans coming to FEHBP in 2013

The Office of Personnel Management will add 10 new health plans to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan starting in 2013.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , Affordable Care Act , John OBrien , John Berry

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 01:28pm EDT

USPS plan to set up own health plan faces lawmakers' skepticism

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.

Tags: USPS , Patrick Donahoe , pay and benefits , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Congress , Stephen Lynch , Darryl Issa , Walton Francis , retirement ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT
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