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Will OPM allow flexible-spending rollovers?

Under federal "use it or lose it" rules, any unspent money employees set aside last year to pay for out-of-pocket health costs, such as prescriptions or co-pays, is forfeited at the end of the year. But a group of senators from states surrounding the Washington, D.C., area, wants to change that. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) along with Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote to Katherine Archuleta, the head of the Office of Personnel Management, requesting the agency implement new regulations that would allow federal employees to roll over as much as $500 in unused funds from year to year.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , OPM , FSAFEDS , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Tim Kaine , Mark Warner , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/30/2013, 01:06pm EST

Sharpe sets 10 priorities to assure success at FAS

Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is focusing on 10 areas to make the organization more responsive and efficient. Sharpe also plans to meet with vendors and employees to improve their satisfaction with FAS.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Dan Tangherlini , Acquisition Excellence Conference , industry , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:32am EDT
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The "best of," part 2

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , flexible spending accounts , Pay & Benefits , TSP , retirement , survivor benefits , best date to retire

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:50pm EDT
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FSAs to shrink under new health care law in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Pay & Benefits , annuity , retirement , survivor benefits , flexible spending accounts , TSP

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 10:10am EDT
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GSA, FAS sit down to talk mobile government

FAS Commissioner Steve Kempf and PBS Commissioner Bob Peck participated in a panel discussion moderated by In Depth host Francis Rose at an event hosted by AFFIRM and GITEC.

Tags: Steve Kempf , Bob Peck , GSA , In Depth

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 06:31pm EDT
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Rep. Gerry Connolly: ditch the excise tax on the FEHBP

The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , FEHBP , excise tax , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 10/26/2009, 02:05pm EDT
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Drugged Out (in a good way) Federal Workers

More than 300,000 federal and postal workers are drugged out...in a good way. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they are saving tons of money by setting up flexible spending accounts.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 09/24/2010, 04:00am EDT

Honey, They Shrunk Our FSA!

If you count on your flexible spending account to pay for uncovered medical bills and co-payments, you are going to need to tighten your belt. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says big changes are coming in the FSA program next year.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , Mike Causey , Affordable Care Act

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

FSA Tax Break in Trouble?

The Senate health care reform bill would deal a major blow to a big-time tax break currently available to federal and postal workers and many private sector employees. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the perk in trouble goes by the initials FSA.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , sardines , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , John Elliott

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 04:00am EST

Great Year For Feds...So Far

This year will go down in the record books as the best-ever for federal workers, postal service employees and many government retirees, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey points out, every silver lining has a cloud.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , TSP , FEHBP , COLA , locality pay

Friday - 12/04/2009, 04:00am EST
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