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As open season kicks off, OPM uses Web to get word out

Shirley Patterson, the assistant director of federal employee insurance options at OPM, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris the agency turned to a new channel of communication to get the word out this year: webcasts.

Tags: OPM , Shirley Patterson , FEHBP , open season , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:23am EST
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Open season demystified: Tips for making smart choices

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with tips for making the best decisions.

Tags: Ed Zurndorfer , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , FEHBP , open season , pay and benefits , OPM

Friday - 11/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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High-priced health plans ailing

After years of being asleep at the health-insurance switch, it appears that many federal workers and retirees are actually doing more than complaining about higher premiums, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , open season

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:03am EDT

Americans Want Doctors To Use Technology

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Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:10pm EDT

A dose of Medicare Part B with your FEHBP? Who gets a COLA in 2012?

David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Medicare , FEHBP , COLA , CPI , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:00pm EDT
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Feds' health premiums to increase 3.8 percent

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.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHB , health benefits , OPM , John Berry , open season , John Foley , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:55pm EDT
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OPM urges FEHB wellness, prevention programs

The Office of Personnel Management is calling for federal employee health insurance carriers to propose more wellness and prevention programs.

Tags: John O'Brien , John Berry , OPM , FEHB , pay and benefits , wellness programs , prevention , FEHB Carrier Conference , Jolie Lee

Friday - 03/25/2011, 01:26pm EDT

FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , FEHB , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , open season , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT

What's happening to your pay, benefits, retirement?

Multiple proposals being discussed by Congress and the White House would affect feds' pay and benefits. Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Losey and Steve Watkins of the Federal Times to discuss what might be coming down the road.
May 25, 2011

Tags: pensions , retirement , workforce , pay and benefits , FERS , CSRS , Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Federal Times

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 12:33pm EDT
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Man robs bank for $1 to get health care in prison

Richard James Verone says he needed medical attention and hoped that by getting arrested, he would have access to health care in prison.

Tags: North Carolina

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 10:53am EDT
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