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Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: FEHBP , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , health plans

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 02:05am EDT

Behind feds' health premium changes

Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey.
September 28, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , government shutdown , Steve Bauer , federal employees education and assistance fund , FAA , Federal Times , Steve Losey , health care , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Health premiums: Easy on the wallet

Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That's almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , healthcare premiums , OPM

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 02:04am EDT

Congressional Food Fight: Scraps For Feds

If Congress forces another government shutdown an estimated 20,000 will need to apply for $16.5 million in emergency loans, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 02:01am EDT

Feds: Knights In Teflon Armor

What do modern federal workers have in common with St. Joan of Arc who was, by the way, burned at the stake? The answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, is that both managed to maintain a good attitude during some very trying times.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 09/26/2011, 02:09am EDT

Buyouts about to jumpstart

Thanks to congressional inability to approve budgets, federal agencies must make decisions quickly on whether to offer buyouts and early retirements within the next few weeks, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal report , retirement , buyout

Friday - 09/23/2011, 02:10am EDT

Less Painful Pain Pills

Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , health care , OPM , supercommittee , FEHBP

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 02:05am EDT

What's next for the U.S. Postal Service?

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the future of the U.S. postal service, and NARFE legislative director Daniel Adcock will discuss the changes that Congress wants to make to your retirement benefits.
September 21, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , US Postal Service , daniel adcock , NARFE , retirement benefits , health care , Congress , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:12pm EDT
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Feds facing diet paycheck

The plan to require feds to pay more for their pensions is a blow to your take-home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, but it could have been and may yet be a lot worse.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , FERS

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 02:19am EDT

Praying For A Pay Freeze?

Things are looking pretty bad for federal workers and retirees. How bad, you ask? So bad, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, that the best thing that could happen to you would be yet another pay freeze.

Tags: federal report , pay and benefits , supercommittee , budget , Congress

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 02:05am EDT
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