Benefits

OPM Will Suspend Long Term Care Insurance Applications as a Sizeable Premium Increase Looms

The deadline to apply for the program before a two-year suspension is Dec. 19, but officials want applicants to go in with “eyes wide open” that rates will likely increase substantially.

Everything You Need to Know For Open Season 2022

All our Open Season coverage in one place to help you make the best decision this season.

An Open Season Checklist for Federal Employees

With the largest premium increase in the last 10 years, federal employees should consider whether their existing health insurance plan is still the best fit.

GovExec Daily: The Future of Federal Pay and Benefits

As part of the State of the Federal Workforce event, financial experts Dallen Haws and Abraham Grungold joined the podcast to discuss how feds can get the most out of their benefits.

GovExec Daily: Do Organizations Care About Workers' Financial Wellness?

Employee Benefit Research Institute's Paul Fronstin joins the podcast to discuss the 2022 Workplace Wellness Survey.

Why Every Active Federal Employee Should Consider a Flexible Spending Account

You can contribute pre-tax dollars for qualified health care expenses, among other things.

OPM Authorized a New Way Agencies Can Help Feds with Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Federal agencies can now certify a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program applicant’s past service elsewhere in the government.

A Closer Look at 2023 Federal Employee Health Benefits Premiums

Wondering how the increase might impact your FEHB plan choice? We’ll walk you through it.

GovExec Daily: Choosing the Best 2023 Dates to Retire

Tammy Flanagan joins the podcast to discuss her annual best dates to retire column.

GovExec Daily: Inflation, Social Security and the COLA

The Alliance for Retired Americans' Richard Fiesta joins the podcast to discuss inflation and the recent cost of living adjustment for retirees.

The Senate’s Defense Authorization Act Omits Most Workforce Provisions, For Now

Although many workforce-related policies included in the House-passed version of the annual defense policy bill are not included in the Senate’s latest draft of the bill, most could be added as amendments next month.

OPM Authorizes Emergency Hiring for Hurricane Response

The federal government’s HR agency also reminded agencies of the variety of categories of leave available to federal workers impacted by a pair of recent severe storms.

OPM Has Authorized Another Round of Paid Leave For Feds to Get COVID-19 Boosters

As part of the Biden administration’s efforts to encourage Americans to receive the latest COVID-19 booster, federal workers will get up to four hours of paid leave for the shot.

GovExec Daily: Feds Will Pay More Toward Health Care Premiums This Coming Year

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss Federal Employees Health Benefits Program premiums.

More than 100 Lawmakers Urge the Biden Administration To Extend Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waivers

Although the Education Department has proposed regulations to make permanent many provisions of a temporary waiver program aimed at making the popular program easier to navigate, those rules won’t take effect until next year.

Federal Employees Will Pay 8.7% More Toward Health Care Premiums Next Year

The Office of Personnel Management said increased use of health care services as the COVID-19 pandemic has waned has led to the sharpest uptick in health insurance premiums in more than a decade.