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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

More of the nitty-gritty of Open Season options

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with Walton Francis, editor of Consumer Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.
Nov. 25, 2009

Tags: pay & benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Empl , health insurance , Dorothy Ramienski , open season , catastrophic coverage

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 03:49pm EST

Congress Targets FSA Tax Break

In mid-July Senior Correspondent Mike Causey warned that your Flexible Spending Account and its big tax breaks may be in trouble. Now a revenue-hunting Congress is moving to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the perq.

Tags: P&B , LTC , people , FMA , GPO , Mike Causey

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 04:00am EDT

FSAs an Endangered Species?

Do you have a flexible spending account to help pay for nonprescription medical items not covered by your health insurance? Be advised that Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports Congress is looking for ways to fold, staple or mutilate the program.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , pay raise , contracting out , pay for performance , Roth

Thursday - 07/23/2009, 04:00am EDT

Missed Opportunities

When it comes to career planning, there are four key benefits and opportunities that most federal workers don't take advantage of until it's too late. Federal benefits expert John Elliott tells Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's readers what they are and where to find them.

Tags: P&B , LTC , long term care , flexible spending accounts

Monday - 07/13/2009, 04:00am EDT

Your Mental, Physical & Fiscal Health

If you are worried about your mental and physical health, or your fiscal situation, welcome to the club. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are some things you can do, between now and Friday, to make life better.

Tags: P&B ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2009, 04:00am EST
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