Open Season 2012
November 12 Federal employees and retirees have one month to make changes to their elections.
November 1 Same-sex domestic partners are still prohibited from coverage, OPM said.
October 24 Oversight committee chairman’s bill would open up FEHBP to all citizens.
September 24 Employee contributions rise faster than government’s share.
August 30 News flash: The nation’s former leaders get some perks the average federal employee doesn’t.
August 19 Proposal would shift significant costs from USPS to Medicare, GAO says.
August 16 OPM still designates 12 states as ‘medically underserved areas.’
August 2 Feds get dragged into debate over implementation of Obamacare.
August 2 Government will continue to contribute to congressional health care costs under proposed rule.
July 31 Republican wants specifics on how Obamacare will affect congressional staff.
July 19 Bill would give private sector the same options that federal employees have.
July 3 Employers don't have to offer their workers health insurance until 2015.
June 26 Justice Department to ‘work expeditiously’ to implement Supreme Court ruling.
June 21 OPM will add four carriers to current portfolio.
April 11 The expansion is one of many FEHB changes suggested to lawmakers.
March 22 House lawmaker says OPM should have stronger role in regulating costs.
March 21 Some federal employees apparently are considering doing just that.
November 16, 2012 Simpson-Bowles, CBO and Ryan budget, however, point to federal benefits for potential savings.
November 12, 2012 Feds can switch health insurance plans through Dec. 10.
November 2, 2012 The materials cover health care plans, flexible spending accounts and more.