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Midlife crisis: Life or death?

Is it more important to provide insurance for your family after you've gone, or while you are still around but pretty much helpless? It's a dollars-and-sense option people should check out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , life insurance , long-term care insurance , Tammy Flanagan , Long Term Partners LLC

Monday - 10/31/2011, 02:00am EDT

Does it pay to work?

Are you better off financially slogging it to work or sleeping in five days a week. Some people say that all things considered they would be better off as a retiree than as an office serf. So do the math, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , benefits , workforce , COLA , Social Security

Friday - 10/28/2011, 02:00am EDT

Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Federal Report , supercommittee , Congress , budget , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Long term care and an update on the congressional supercommittee

Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien of Long Term Care Partners, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey.
October 26, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Long Term Care Partners , Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program , Paul Forte , health benefits , retirement benefits , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , pay freeze , COLAs , FERS retirement program , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Beth O

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 10:54pm EDT
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Long-term care: Your clock is ticking!

Saving money on long-term care insurance premiums is easy: All you need is to sign up a couple of weeks before a stroke or accident makes it impossible for you to dress, bathe, eat or get in and out of bed. If you don't know that horrible, magic moment, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , healthcare , long-term care insurance , FEHBP

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 01:00pm EDT

Everybody's got a price. What's yours?

Would you take a buyout if the boss offered you one? You might want to decide now because if and when an offer comes, it won't be on the table very long, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , early retirement , buyouts , early-outs , SSA , State , IRS , DoD , VERA , VSIP

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 02:08am EDT

Playing Russian roulette with your health plan

Are you one of those federal workers that is unwittingly playing Russian roulette with your lifetime health coverage? Mike Causey says you should be aware of the so-called 5-rule to protect your health insurance coverage when you retire or take a buyout.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , health plans

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

The perfect storm for buyouts

Congress, the economy and the White House are all moving in a direction that is likely to create the perfect storm for widespread buyouts within the federal service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: buyouts , Federal Report , pay and benefits , RIFs , retirement , supercommittee

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:00am EDT

Supercommittee recs, Postal Service's future

Host Mike Causey will discuss the big issues facing feds with Federal News Radio's Francis Rose, Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior reporter Sean Reilly.
October 19, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , super committee , pensions , Senior Executive Service , postal service , retirement , Francis Rose , In Depth , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:19pm EDT
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Jumpstarting a brain drain

Since the 1990s some experts have predicted a retirement tsunami, a brain drain that would take out some of Uncle Sam's best and brightest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So far they have been dead wrong, but is this the year? We'll know in a couple of months.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:00am EDT
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