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Hey people, it's Frigga Friday. Get with it!

Federal employees have a good reason to say, "Thank God, it's Frigga Friday," says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Friday - 12/05/2014, 02:00am EST

Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees deemed essential during the 2013 government shutdown will be receiving a legal notice if they are entitled to join a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the government. To win a settlement, the employee must join the class action suit. Heidi Burkiewicz is a partner with Mehri & Skalet, the law firm handling this case. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the lawsuit and what it means if you are classified as essential.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , shutdown , pay and benefits , workforce , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:50am EST
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House passes NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

The House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Thursday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , DoD , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 12:17pm EST

Health Premiums: They could be sooo much worse!

Although most people realize the government picks up part of the premium, a lot of people don't realize what a difference that makes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Walton Francis and FEHBP open season

Walton Francis, author of the Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, answers your calls and emails about health plans available during FEHBP open season.
December 3, 2014

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

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:58pm EST

OPM details self-plus-one FEHBP option

In a proposed rule expected to be released Dec. 3, the Office of Personnel Management outlines how this new benefit will work for federal employees and retirees. OPM is accepting comments on the proposal.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Employee Health Benefit Propgram , Federal Register , self-plus-one , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 02:00pm EST

Pick or pay, your call

The good news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that there's still time to save $1,000 to $2,000 next year on health premiums. The bad news is that time is running out!

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

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 02:00am EST

All TSP funds grow for November

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

Tags: TSP , retirement , pay and benefits , Jory Heckman

Monday - 12/01/2014, 10:34am EST

Open Season continues with Kaiser Permanente

This week on the For Your Benefit radio show, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome John Patrick, FEHB director for Kaiser Permanente for the Maryland/Washington, D.C./Virginia region to the show. This is the latest in our series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans available to feds during Open Season.

Tags: open season , Kaiser Permanente , For Your Benefit , FEHP , health care , benefits , pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , John Patrick

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:15am EST
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The lull before the lull

Uncle Sam isn't Detroit. At least not yet, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. But a growing number of politicians -- some seeking better ways to do things, some bureaucrat-haters -- are looking at the government retirement program as the place to make savings.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , chained CPI , NARFE

Monday - 12/01/2014, 02:00am EST
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