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Midlife crisis: Life or death?

Is it more important to provide insurance for your family after you've gone, or while you are still around but pretty much helpless? It's a dollars-and-sense option people should check out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , life insurance , long-term care insurance , Tammy Flanagan , Long Term Partners LLC

Monday - 10/31/2011, 02:00am EDT

Does it pay to work?

Are you better off financially slogging it to work or sleeping in five days a week. Some people say that all things considered they would be better off as a retiree than as an office serf. So do the math, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , COLA , Social Security

Friday - 10/28/2011, 02:00am EDT

Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , Mike Causey , Federal Report , supercommittee , Congress , budget , Darrell Issa

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Buyout money can help - and hurt - your wallet

Making the decision to accept buyout money can change your life for good or bad. Financial and career experts told Federal News Radio the right answer depends on who you are and what you expect and need in life.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , John Grobe , Arthur Stein , Tammy Flanagan , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 10/24/2011, 05:47pm EDT
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Military retirement costs are affordable, DoD says

Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , military retirement , Defense Business Board , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Report: TRICARE changes should focus on maximizing value

A new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis report says the Defense Department should look at improving value in military pay and benefits, not simply cutting. The report also calls for a BRAC-like commission to study service members' benefits.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , CSBA , supercommittee , budget

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 09:45am EDT

VFW urges members to fight military benefits changes

he Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans' benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Tags: military , DoD , supercommittee , Congress , VFW , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:04pm EDT

Who's that turkey in the mirror?

What do current federal workers and turkeys have in common with royal prisoners held after the French revolution. Key phrase: Impending cuts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , supercommittee

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 02:00am EDT

OPM announces same-sex domestic partner health plans

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM's plan to allow domestic partners of federal employees to be added to federal health plans.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , Ed Zurndorfer , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , domestic partnerships

Monday - 10/17/2011, 11:08am EDT
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Finding feds' G-spot

For many federal workers there is one place you don't go, don't touch. It's their G-spot which, in this case, refers to the giant Group Plan, the FEHBP, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So does the G-spot bring you pleasure or pain?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , FEHBP , healthcare , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 10/17/2011, 02:00am EDT
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