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Seniors carrying sex-crazed colleagues?

Is it fair that a healthy young couple must pay the same health premiums as an older family with lots of kids and major medical issues, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. For that matter, should a healthy elderly couple have to subsidize two sex-crazed younger workers?

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

Friday - 10/14/2011, 02:00am EDT

Medicare: To B or Not To B that is the question!

If William Shakespeare were alive today, and living in America, he would probably be retired or about to retire and facing the question of whether to purchase Medicare Part B or not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. As in to be or not to be...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , healthcare , Medicare , Medicare Part B , FEHBP , David Snell

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 02:00am EDT

Best health plan for the 'average' person

If you are a 5-foot-9-inch tall, 191 pound federal male, or a 5-foot-3-inch tall 163 pound G-woman, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column is for you. Otherwise read it at your own risk.

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

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 02:01am EDT

Analysis: More to choosing a federal health plan than premiums

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for his perspective on what the changes mean for feds and what they should keep in mind when planning their finances for the coming year.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , Ed Zurndorfer ,

Monday - 10/03/2011, 09:14am EDT
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Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , FEHBP , Federal Report , pay and benefits , health plans

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 02:05am EDT

OPM commits to stopping payments to dead people

The Office of Personnel Management has created a task force to lead efforts to stop payments to retirees who have died. An inspector general report released Thursday revealed that OPM had paid $601 million in benefits to dead people since 2006.

Tags: John Berry , pay and benefits , OPM , retirement , wasteful spending , OMB , IG , Emily Kopp , pay , Patrick McFarland

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:17pm EDT
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OPM paying $600 million to dead people

The Office of Personnel Management has paid more than $600 million to deceased annuitants in the last five years.

Tags: OPM , management , oversight , pay and benefits , retirement , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 04:40pm EDT

Less Painful Pain Pills

Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , health care , OPM , supercommittee , FEHBP

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 02:05am EDT

Feds facing diet paycheck

The plan to require feds to pay more for their pensions is a blow to your take-home pay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, but it could have been and may yet be a lot worse.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement , FERS

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 02:19am EDT

Feds' $60B sacrifice might not be enough

Jessica Klement, chief lobbyist for the Federal Managers Association and Federal Times senior writer Steve Losey join host Mike Causey on today's program.
September 14, 2011

Tags: Jessica Klement , pay and benefits , pay freeze , FMA , pay , COLA

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 09:26pm EDT
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