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It's your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , FEHBP , health care ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security and retirement questions.
October 20, 2014

Tags: retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President's Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

Tags: Federal Salary Council , locality pay , Presidents Pay Agent , AFGE , NFFE , pay debate

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:08pm EDT

2015: New year, old threats

Feds won't need to consult tea leaves or gaze into a crystal ball to see what Congress congress has in store for them next year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same old, same old again.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , cost of living , Mike Causeys Federal Report

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Maximizing your final hours, or, What a difference a day makes!

Does it really matter which day a federal employee decides to retire? Yes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and he introduces readers to the expert who's come up with a system to help feds choose their best retirement day.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning

Friday - 10/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Sleepwalking (or not) through open season

If past is prologue, most federal and postal workers will either sleepwalk through the open season and do nothing. Others will wait until the last minute, shop frantically and, in most cases, stick with the plan they've been in for years, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , health care premiums

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , best date to retire , annual leave , federal retirement , Federal Times , Andy Medici , VA , workers compensation , charitable giving , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT
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Feds' health care costs to increase by 3.2 percent in 2015

The Office of Personnel Management released the latest costs for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Tuesday, which show an increase of less than 4 percent for the fourth straight year.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Federal Employees Health Benefits Program , open season , Jason Miller , health

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 02:06pm EDT

Finding your magic retirement date

Honesty is the best policy. It's also a best practice for feds trying to decide when they should retire, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Your retirement menu: Farewell lunch or you as the carryout?

Your retirement may be closer than you think. Do you understand how your retirement plan works? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement ,

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 02:00am EDT
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