Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

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

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Congress sets a deadline for federal hiring reform in omnibus spending bill

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Coordinating your health plan with Medicare: Does it work for you?

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For federal employee health insurance, it’s never if, but how much?

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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For federal employee health insurance, it’s never if, but how much?

Next year’s premium rate increases under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) are on the modest side, at least compared to recent years….

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Minimal COVID impact on many federal health premiums

When the COVID pandemic hit, many predicted that premiums in the giant federal employee health benefits program would skyrocket.

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Federal employees will pay nearly 4% more toward health premiums in 2022

Employees and retirees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) will pay, on average, 3.8% more toward their premiums in 2022. The Office of Personnel Management announced FEHBP premium rates ahead of the upcoming open season, which runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.

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