Benefits

Federal Employees Health Benefits

Does OPM know that spouse on your federal health insurance plan is really your dog?

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program has a problem. Its overseer, the Office of Personnel Management, doesn’t have a reliable way of know whether…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Reintroduced bills aim to fix hiring process, Social Security benefits for feds

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Guard members and reservists are losing out on a key benefit each year

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Ineligible members in FEHB program may cost OPM nearly $1B annually, GAO says

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TSP mostly dips in December

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Tools, resources and more for FEHB enrollees during the final days of Open Season

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Some final advice before this year’s Open Season runs out

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We’ve got your most important list for the big holiday month

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Social Security’s ‘Evil Twins’ are on House calendar for first time, for a possible first-ever vote

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OPM to suspend applications for Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

Part of the lengthy to-do list for legislators by the end of the year, several bills and amendments may have significant impacts for the federal workforce.

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It’s not just low pay causing retention issues for federal firefighters

Although low pay is the most common barrier to retaining federal wildland firefighters, the Government Accountability Office said other factors like poor-work…

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM’s Edward DeHarde on why comparing FEHB plans is critical this year

Federal employees will pay 8.7% more on average toward health premiums. But the vast majority of FEHB enrollees don’t make changes to their elections. OPM encourages participants to take a look this year, with the potential to save thousands.

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