According to calculations from Government and Retirement Benefits Inc. (GRB)-an employee benefits firm-a federal physician's retirement will increase, on average, $4,000 a year as a result of the new law. Dennis Boyd, executive director of the Federal Physicians Association, said GRB's analysis was based on information on government doctors collected by his organization. Interns and residents are not eligible for the pay allowance. According to the Federal Physicians Association, about 1,600 of 3,000 eligible physicians received the Physician's Comparability Allowance in 1999.
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