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Rep. Gerry Connolly: ditch the excise tax on the FEHBP

The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , FEHBP , FSA , Gerry Connolly

Monday - 10/26/2009, 02:05pm EDT
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Rep. Connolly details efforts dodging the excise bullet

An earlier agreement exempting union employees from a proposed excise tax on high priced health plans has now been extended to all federal employees. We learn how, and why.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , cadillac tax , Gerry Connolly

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:55am EST
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What's ahead for healthcare

It's gut-check time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on their health care overhaul. Federal employees can at least hope the excise tax will get lost in the shuffle.

Tags: Congress , healthcare , cadillac tax , FEHBP , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 10:25am EST
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Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , NTEU , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Chris Van Hollen , Barbara Mikulski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:20pm EST

Higher Health Premiums: Just Wait!

If you think health insurance premiums are high now, just wait a couple of years. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks about the impact of health care reform on your high-value FEHBP health plan.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , FEHBP , Mike Causey , FEEA , Haiti , Sarah Holstine , Margaret Hostetler , Steve Bauer

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:00am EST

Taxing Your Health Premiums

Will the majority of feds, who don't belong to any union, be hit with a proposed 40 percent excise tax on high-value health plans years before the tax hits union members? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hopes to get some answers today.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Mike Causey , FEEA , NARFE

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 04:00am EST

Taxing Your Health Premiums

The Senate has a proposal that would tax so-called Cadillac coverage health plans, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports an expert on the subject says it could produce lower health premiums for feds and retirees.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , FEHBP

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 04:00am EST

Healthcare Reform End Game

The congressional steamroller working on health care reform doesn't appear to be a danger to your federal health plan, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes, anything can, and often does, happen when Senate-House members go to a last minute conference.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , healthcare reform , FEHBP ,

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 04:00am EST