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Insurance against the vacation from hell

What if you're a federal employee or retiree who gets sick overseas? Will your health insurance plan cover you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has all the answers -- or knows someone who does.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , health insurance

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Online Chat: Ask the Benefits Expert

Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat about Open Season and federal benefits.

Tags: online chat , David Snell , open season , Mike Causey , FEHB , health care , pay and benefits , NARFE

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:00am EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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It's your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security and retirement questions.
October 20, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President's Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

Tags: Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , Presidents Pay Agent , AFGE , NFFE , pay debate

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:08pm EDT

2015: New year, old threats

Feds won't need to consult tea leaves or gaze into a crystal ball to see what Congress congress has in store for them next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same old, same old again.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , pay and benefits , cost of living , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Maximizing your final hours, or, What a difference a day makes!

Does it really matter which day a federal employee decides to retire? Yes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and he introduces readers to the expert who's come up with a system to help feds choose their best retirement day.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , National Institute of Transition Planning

Friday - 10/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Sleepwalking (or not) through open season

If past is prologue, most federal and postal workers will either sleepwalk through the open season and do nothing. Others will wait until the last minute, shop frantically and, in most cases, stick with the plan they've been in for years, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , best date to retire , annual leave , federal retirement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , VA , workers compensation , charitable giving , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT
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