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

The Office of Personnel Management has established a verification process for adding new family members to FEHB enrollees’ plans, but the Government…

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calculating your 2021 take-home pay requires some serious mental gymnastics

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OPM unveils updated plan comparison tool as Open Season gets underway

In today’s Federal Newscast, Open Season is underway and the Office of Personnel Management says it has updated its tool for participants to compare plans.

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Federal workers could have benefits protected during future government shutdowns

In today’s Federal Newscast, two bills to protect federal employees’ health insurance benefits during future government shutdowns advanced to the full…

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FILE - In this May 1, 2009 file photo, a CVS Caremark user card is shown in New York.  Walmart is going to continue to participate in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks. 
Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.  (AP Photo/Chris Hatch)

Health, life insurance during a shutdown?

During a shutdown, health insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program continue for up to a year for workers in a nonpay status due to the shutdown.

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