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Congress and some congressional staff members will no longer be eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, when The Affordable Care Act goes in to effect in January. OPM explains what that means.
Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot give an overview of your health benefit plan options as Open Season 2011 draws to a close.
December 12, 2011
The Office of Personnel Management debuts a series of webcasts to educate federal employees about the Open Season process.
Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien of Long Term Care Partners, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey.
October 26, 2011
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Federal employees will see an average of 3.8 percent increase in healthcare premiums in 2012, the lowest rate hike since 2008 and about half of last year's increase. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more, the Office of Personnel Management said.
The Department of Labor is teaching classes on retirement and health benefits at Howard University. Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, tells Federal News Radio about the program and their hopes for recruiting.
Health premiums go up an average of 7.2 percent for feds in 2011. What do you need to know about changes in your benefits, deductibles, and copayments? David Snell, insurance expert for National Active and Retired Federal Employees, is Mike's guest this week on Your Turn.
October 6, 2010
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a final regulation that makes it easier for veterans to obtain health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with services in Southwest Asia (including Iraq) and Afghanistan, Business Wire reports.
Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation. The VA's Brad Mayes explains.