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Good news/bad news about your health plan

It's your usual good news/bad news situation when it comes to open season for feds choosing which health plans make the most sense and save the most money for them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Walt Francis , open season , health , benefits

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:00am EST

The joys and sorrows of shopping naked

Open season is upon us. That's the annual period when federal employees get the chance to change their health plans. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the vast majority of them -- 96 percent -- don't take advantage of this opportunity and may be losing out on considerable savings.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , benefits , health , open season

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 02:00am EST

Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , Workforce , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , budget , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

Government not yet brain-dead... but be patient!

The predicted "tsunami" of federal retirees may or may not come. Regardless, if you're planning to retire, you should still take steps to ensure financial security while your retirement is processed, says Federal News Radio's Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Workforce , retirement backlog , OPM , pay and benefits , Federal Report

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Turbo-charged customer service and some more customized services may be available to Thrift Savings Plan investors in the future. Greg Long, the executive director of the TSP, says the TSP may provide these services -- since they see participants taking all their money out of their accounts when they retire. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Greg Long is most worried about.

Tags: Emily Kopp , TSP , pay and benefits , Workforce

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:50pm EST
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Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , Workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

When it comes to retirement savings and other benefits, federal employees have better options than many in the private sector. That's one of the findings from the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which presented its findings yesterday. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: retirement benefits , Financial Literacy and Education Commission , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , pay and benefits

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 09:29am EST
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Lottery tickets or LTC premiums?

Do yourself a favor and think about getting some Long Term Care insurance, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Your family will thank you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , long term care insurance ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP funds on the rise in October

All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , pay and benefits , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 10:19am EST

Col. Lee Ackiss, Marine Corps

Life after the military just got a little easier, at least for Marines planning to muster out. The Marine Corps has rolled out new a website where Marines use their military training to earn equivalent civilian certifications that could potentially lead to civilian jobs. The site is called "COOL." Col. Lee Ackiss is the Personal and Professional Development Deputy Branch Head for the Marine and Family Programs Division. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the new site intends to do.

Tags: Lee Ackiss , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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