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Belt & suspenders: The $1,200 question

If you are in perfect health and plan to stay that way, or if $1,200 a year more or less means little to you, you can skip this column. Otherwise, listen up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , FEHBP , David Snell

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Health & life insurance premiums: Don't overpay!

When you are dealing with Uncle Sam, especially his complex work rules, it is hard to get a straight yes or no answer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But there is a way to survive a federal career -- with a little help from the experts.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 03/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Gates: Compensation, benefits more than a third of DoD budget

When Robert Gates was secretary of Defense, he tried three years in a row to increase out-of-pocket expenses for TRICARE participants. But Congress voted that down every time.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , budget , Quadrennial Defense Review , TRICARE , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:39pm EST
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SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Tags: early outs , retirement , workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , SSA

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST

TRICARE ready to close 189 customer service centers April 1

TRICARE, the military family health care provider, is set to close 189 of its U.S. customer service centers. Customers will be able to access all of the same services online or by telephone.

Tags: TRICARE , Mary Kaye Justis , DoD , health care , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 04:51pm EST
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Self-plus-one coverage: What's in it for you?

Lots of people inside government are excited about the pending self-plus-one health plan option, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It will cost more than self-only, but less than the standard family plan. So who are the winners and losers?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , self-plus-one , FEHBP , Walton Francis

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:00am EST

Retirement ride: Will you be going 1st, 2nd or 3rd class?

Thanks to some surgical budget-cutting by Congress and the White House, Uncle Sam now has a three-tiered retirement plan: First-, second- and third-class where the service is the same but the price tag is higher for some than others.

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

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:00am EST
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