Benefits

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

In today’s Federal Newscast: Social Security’s “Evil Twins” may actually get their first House vote. Federal employees are less satisfied with their pay,…

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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

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

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Open Season Exchange 2022: Health benefits expert Walt Francis on how to narrow your FEHB search

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM Director Kiran Ahuja on balancing benefits, affordability

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Open Season Exchange 2022: WAEPA’s M. Shane Canfield on revisiting all benefits, not just health, for 2023

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Open Season Exchange 2022: Compass Rose’s Sherri Hebert on comparing health plan TCO

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Open Season Exchange 2022: UnitedHealthcare’s Tiffany Martin on unique benefits to consider, like Peloton memberships

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FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA hiring to ‘maximum capacity’ to assist vets seeking PACT Act benefits

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Even Anthony Fauci will have to get his retirement papers through the creaky OPM machinery

As year-end approaches and federal employees think about retirement plans, here are some things to keep in mind.

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FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, people attend the WGU Texas annual commencement ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The public service loan forgiveness program was created to encourage people to take jobs to help the greater good without financially crippling themselves. These positions often require higher education but pay modest wages, such as teaching, social work, public health or law enforcement. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

OPM clarifies how agencies can help feds apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver by Oct. 31 deadline

A waiver temporarily broadening federal employees’ eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program will expire on Oct. 31.

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Schools Informal Removals Congress

They teach military members’ kids. Now they’d like a contract.

Department of Defense Education Activity or DoDEA, employs 500 teachers for the children of service members stationed in Italy, Spain, Turkey and Bahrain. They are trying to negotiate a new contract.

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