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How health care legislation on Capitol Hill could affect you

Margaret Hostettler of NARFE discusses both the House and Senate bills and why federal employees should be paying close attention to the national health care debate.

Tags: newscast , healthcare , Margaret Hostettler , Capitol Hill , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 05:52pm EDT

Inflation/Deflation: You Gotta Pick One!

In the old days pirates would often give their victims a choice. The choice? Walk the plank or get pushed off the plank. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers and retirees now find themselves in a similar bind.

Tags: P&B , deflation , inflation , COLA , retirees , pay raise

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 04:00am EST

End of NSPS, FERS flu, and more from the Defense Authorization Bill

October 21st, 2009
NARFE's Margaret Hostetler joins Mike with an update on legislation effecting dependent children in the FEHBP, the FERS flu and other perqs for feds. NAEFE Legislative Director Dan Adcock talk about the perks in the Defense Authorization Bill. And Jacqueline Simon, the policy director for AFGE talks the end of NSPS.

Tags: P&B , Margaret Hostetler ,

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 12:00pm EDT

Federal retirees to get a piece of the stimulus package

Federal government retirees are eligible to receive a cash payment from the stimulus bill, due to be signed into law by President Obama Tuesday. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) fought to have the once excluded group added.

Tags: P&B , retirees , Dan Adcock , stimulus bill

Monday - 02/16/2009, 02:41pm EST

Pictures At An Exhibition

Coming soon to a federal office near you, 300,000 first-ever digital photographs of President Obama and Vice-President Biden. If you don't rate one because of your location or rank, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells how you can buy your own.

Tags: P&B , Presidential portrait , Grover Cleveland , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , George W. Bush , Margaret L. Baptiste , stimulus

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 04:00am EST

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 , retirement benefits , health care , Congress , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:12pm EDT

When a tax cut isn't a tax cut for feds

As proposed by the President, people who pay into Social Security would have their payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points next year. Those who don't pay into Social Security, like nearly 600,000 federal employees, would see no change. NARFE's Dan Adcock explains why there's grousing on both sides.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , CSRS , FERS , social security tax cut , federal employees , pay debate , Dan Adcock ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:31am EST

OPM gives feds two extra months to decide on long-term care changes

Extension comes after employee unions and others ask for it during a hearing last week. Employees must decide whether to stick with their current plan and see premiums increase, or move to a different plan.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , NTEU , Long term care insurance program

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 06:43pm EDT

How to find open season resources fast

Open Season 2010 is quickly coming to a close. December 13 is the last day for feds to make changes to their health care plans. David Snell from the National Active & Retired Federal Employees group joins us to talk about the best health plan deals for feds and retirees.
December 8, 2010

Tags: Open Season , FEHBP , pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , David Snell ,

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:08pm EST
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