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Your other health plan option - failure

In inspirational movies, a heroic general often says things like, "failure is not an option." And that's silly, of course, because failure is always an option and that's especially true for millions of current and former federal workers - some of whom are sleepwalking their way through the health insurance hunting season, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , open season , FEHB , health insurance , Walt Francis

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 02:00am EST

Health insurance and the single life

When it comes to picking a federal health plan, two cannot live as cheaply as one - you want to be the Lone Ranger, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , FEHB , health insurance , Walt Francis

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Health premiums - Some agencies provide missing link

What do the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency have in common? Although their missions are very different, they are among the 40-plus agencies that are shelling out time and money to make it easier for their employees to pick the best health plan for 2013.

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

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:00am EST

Health, life insurance & a shrinking tax break

Health insurance is a must-have item for everybody. But there is more than health insurance at issue during the big benefits hunting season that kicks off Nov.12 and runs through Dec. 10. Sleep through it at your peril, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Falling in love: It pays to go postal

There are certain times when it pays to go postal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... Especially if you are a federal employee contemplating marriage or already one half of a "mixed marriage."

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

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

A bitter diet COLA coming up ...

Federal, postal and military retirees are about to get an inflation-adjustment. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be a diet- version and, for most, leave a very bitter aftertaste, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

How to invest in the TSP

John Jilek, CPF, discusses the Thrift Savings Plan and how to invest in the TSP and get the most for your dollar.

Tags: John Jilek , TSP , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , retirement , C Fund , L Fund

Monday - 10/15/2012, 06:27am EDT
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TSP notes: TSP Roth launch 'on time'

Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the "three-legged stool" of federal retirement, the ballpark-estimate calculator and how it works.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , workforce , retirement , Tom Trabucco , FRTIB , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:42pm EST
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Roth TSP launch closer with new draft regulations

The rollout of the Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, which would allow federal employees to invest already-taxed income, has long been discussed in the federal pay-and-benefits world. That launch moved another step closer, with the planned publication Wednesday of draft regulations in the Federal Register. And TSP participants will soon have more information about what the plan will look like.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Roth TSP , Tom Trabucco , Federal Register , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:31pm EST

Where's Fido? VA may prevent funding for PTSD service dogs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Charles Schumer , Senate , Congress , PTSD , TBI , service dogs , veterans , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 09:00am EDT
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