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Some agencies are tentatively setting reentry dates early next year. The Biden administration acknowledged those dates are stirring up some anxiety among some retirement-eligible feds who have been teleworking full time for nearly two years.
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House says it supports the idea of a “basic needs allowance” for low-income military members, but wants more time to decide how much.
Access to better health is just a click away with UnitedHealthcare. The nation’s largest health care company is connecting millions of federal employees with virtual care options and technology they can use, like Peloton and Apple Fitness+.
With 30-plus plans to choose from, many working feds and retirees go into shutdown mode and do nothing during the annual health insurance open season. This year it ends on Dec. 13. But that won’t help if you don’t shop around. Inertia is easy.
The FEHB open season runs through Dec. 13. so there is still plenty of time to compare plans, in addition to your current carrier, and compare their premiums, benefits, drug coverage and physician network.
To be eligible for federal survivor benefits, widows or widowers must have been married to an employee or annuitant for at least nine months. But meeting that requirement was difficult for some survivors due to provisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and various state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, which the Supreme Court has since declared unconstitutional.
The January cost of living adjustmnent for most retired feds, military and Social Security reciepents will be 5.9%. But the keyword is “most.”
After spending three years as Undersecretary for Veterans Benefits during the Trump administration, Paul Lawrence has learned a few lessons.
This Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Open Season, doing some shopping could save you big. And there are resources you can turn to help you make your decision.
Agencies say they're trying to become more flexible, attract private sector workers looking for a change and retain current federal employees wanting to keep what they got a taste of during the pandemic.
Federal workers and retirees have little time to miss another deadline and lose, as in overpay up to $2,000, on next year’s health premiums.
The fiscal year to date average processing time increased from 79 days to 95 days between September and October, which is the highest it's been for at least a year.
Next year's premium rate increases under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are on the modest side, at least compared to recent years. Open season begins Monday and runs through Dec. 13.
The strategy comes after DHA was forced to rethink its path forward after the COVID-19 pandemic showed stress in some private health care networks and forced some clinics to close.