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Federal health premiums to rise 3.7 percent in 2014

Health premiums for federal employees are going up an average of 3.7 percent, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Postal Service employees, who separate negotiating rights over premiums, will see, on average, a 3.8 percent increase.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , benefits , FEHBP , health insurance , open season , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:36am EDT

OPM expanding vision, dental options under FEDVIP next year

OPM is planning to add four new insurance carriers to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for 2014. Premium rates and benefits coverage of the new plans would be announced later this year ahead of the annual federal health-insurance Open Season.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , open season , FEDVIP , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , dental/vision plans

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:18pm EDT

LTC = Long-term peace of mind

Joan Melanson of Long Term Care Partners answers calls and emails about the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 15, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , long term care , Long Term Care Partners , Long term care insurance program , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Joan Melanson , open season , claims processing , informal care , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/15/2013, 09:44pm EDT
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Insurance options to consider as Open Season draws to a close

Benefits consultant Walton Francis offers top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

Tags: pay and benefits , health insurance , open season , For Your Benefit , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Andrew Mitchell

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:17pm EST
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Health plans: The end is near - like today

Usually when people say the end is near, they are either kidding or wrong. But if you are in the federal health program or would like to join up the end is near. As in today. Still looking for the best deal? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's "best buy" shopping list, especially if you are married to another federal worker.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , FEHBP , open season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/10/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 7, 2012

Carmen Middleton talks about overcoming stereotypes at the CIA. Paul Wormeli of IBM talk about how new technology is improving communication between law enforcement agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer offers tips for last minute Open Season choices.

Tags: Carmen Middleton , CIA , diversity , Paul Wormeli , Integrated Justice Systems Institute , IBM , Ed Zurndorfer , open season , benefits , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:08pm EST

Your health plan and the Nixon curse

Did you ever hear of the Nixon curse? Are you sick of having people push you to shop around for a health insurance plan? If so, rejoice, because Monday is the deadline for picking your 2013 health plan. After that, you won't have all those confusing options to kick around anymore for a long time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , FEHBP

Friday - 12/07/2012, 02:00am EST

FEHBP open season part 2

Insurance expert Walton Francis will answer your questions and emails about federal benefits.
December 5, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , health care , federal benefits , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 08:08pm EST
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Health premiums: It pays to go postal

The health-insurance hunting season ends next Monday. When shopping around, this is a case where it pays to go postal if you can, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , FEHBP

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 02:00am EST

Reality check: Shop or drop this Open Season

For most federal workers and retirees going over the fiscal cliff in January isn't the problem du jour. If you or a family member gets really sick, or has a serious accident in the new year that is reality, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. That, rightly so, will be your No. 1 problem. And whether you come out of it alive and kicking or financially strapped could depend on what you do between now and next Monday.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , FEHBP , health insurance , open season , Walt Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:00am EST
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