Open Season 2012
November 19, 2014 A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
November 13, 2014 The Medicare Part B conundrum for those turning 65.
November 12, 2014 OPM vastly overstated increase in employees’ share of premiums, USPS says.
November 6, 2014 Five ideas for saving yourself some benefits bucks.
November 5, 2014 A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
October 31, 2014 Five plans are dropping out of FEHBP, while four new plans are coming in.
October 29, 2014 A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
October 22, 2014 A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.
October 7, 2014 Postal employees' contributions will go up significantly more.
September 25, 2014 In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.
September 5, 2014 OPM allows eligible participants in the health care FSA to carry up to $500 into the next plan year.
August 28, 2014 As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.
July 29, 2014 OPM looks to expand FEHBP coverage.
March 27, 2014 Keeping federal employees healthy is in the nation’s best interest, OPM director tells insurance providers.
March 25, 2014 Feds will have to wait until 2016 to exercise the option.
January 28, 2014 Updated version of legislation also would establish a new prefunding requirement for workers’ compensation payments.
January 13, 2014 When you cut their budgets and take away their health insurance, many Capitol Hill employees will look to the exits, and that's bad news for anyone who wants to fix Congress.
January 8, 2014 OPM widens debt collection window, eases tenure process and expands health benefits to some interns.
December 19, 2013 OPM will decide whether government employees can roll over $500 in unused health FSA funds.
December 11, 2013 The bipartisan budget deal includes a provision that expands health coverage choices for federal employees without dependents.
November 12, 2013 Federal employees and retirees have one month to make changes to their elections.
November 1, 2013 Same-sex domestic partners are still prohibited from coverage, OPM said.
October 24, 2013 Oversight committee chairman’s bill would open up FEHBP to all citizens.
September 24, 2013 Employee contributions rise faster than government’s share.
August 30, 2013 News flash: The nation’s former leaders get some perks the average federal employee doesn’t.
August 19, 2013 Proposal would shift significant costs from USPS to Medicare, GAO says.
August 16, 2013 OPM still designates 12 states as ‘medically underserved areas.’
August 2, 2013 Feds get dragged into debate over implementation of Obamacare.
August 2, 2013 Government will continue to contribute to congressional health care costs under proposed rule.
July 31, 2013 Republican wants specifics on how Obamacare will affect congressional staff.
July 19, 2013 Bill would give private sector the same options that federal employees have.
July 3, 2013 Employers don't have to offer their workers health insurance until 2015.
June 26, 2013 Justice Department to ‘work expeditiously’ to implement Supreme Court ruling.
June 21, 2013 OPM will add four carriers to current portfolio.
April 11, 2013 The expansion is one of many FEHB changes suggested to lawmakers.
March 22, 2013 House lawmaker says OPM should have stronger role in regulating costs.
March 21, 2013 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.