Open Season 2012
September 25 In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.
September 5 OPM allows eligible participants in the health care FSA to carry up to $500 into the next plan year.
August 28 As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.
July 29 OPM looks to expand FEHBP coverage.
March 27 Keeping federal employees healthy is in the nation’s best interest, OPM director tells insurance providers.
March 25 Feds will have to wait until 2016 to exercise the option.
January 28 Updated version of legislation also would establish a new prefunding requirement for workers’ compensation payments.
January 13 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 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.
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.