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Save $1,000 next year in FEHBP premiums

Health insurance premiums for white-collar federal workers or government retirees will run anywhere from $1,200 to nearly $6,000 next year. Wouldn't it be nice to save $1,000? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , health insurance , FEHBP , pay and benefits , retirement , open season

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 02:00am EST

Open season continues with SAMBA and FLTCIP

SAMBA executive director Walt Wilson, deputy executive director Pam Cummings, and Joan Melanson with Long Term Care Partners, will discuss the insurance options for federal employees during open season.
November 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , federal health benefits , SAMBA , Walt Wilson , Pam Cummings , Standard Option , high option , Joan Melanson , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , FEHBP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 11/17/2014, 09:59pm EST
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Art Stein, Certified Financial Planner

Cold temperatures have arrived and with them, the season to think about holiday plans. But you should also start thinking about your investment strategies for 2015 and beyond. Art Stein is a certified financial planner and investment manager. He has long experience with federal employees and their particular concerns. Stein joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some advice for dealing with the Thrift Savings Plan and other matters.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , financial planning , investment advice , investment , TSP , Thrift Savings Plan , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 07:03pm EST
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Postal Service remains financially 'at-risk,' says GAO report

The USPS' ability to carry our its duties and remain financially self-sustaining continues to be at risk, according to a recently released GAO performance audit. Conducted over the past year, GAO's report found that the agency is projecting "unsustainable" losses through 2020.

Tags: USPS , GAO , Congress , workforce , workforce cuts , Darrell Issa , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , POSTPlan , management , retirement , retirement benefits , pay and benefits

Friday - 11/14/2014, 03:39pm EST

FEHBP open season with Walton Francis

Walton Francis, author of the CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer your calls and emails about FEHBP open season.
November 12, 2014

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

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:40pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the Open Season Expert

Walton Francis, author of the annual Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants, joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat to discuss this year's Open Season.

Tags: Walt Francis , open season , online chat , FEHBP , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress is fairly consuming Washington these days. But the lame-duck Congress returning to Washington today has got to tackle big challenges of its own. So what is on Congress' to-do list? Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Congress , pay and benefits , budget , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:59am EST
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Open season and Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis answers your questions about FEHBP Open Season.
November 10, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , FEHBP , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , HMOs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:13pm EST
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Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , workforce , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , budget , retirement , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , retirement , retirement backlog , OPM , pay and benefits , Federal Report

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:00am EST
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