Because various Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have been so good for so long, many feds in them haven’t bothered to shop around for maybe a better deal.
Each year hundreds, maybe thousands of feds learn the hard way about the five-year rule for keeping coverage under FEHBP in retirement.
Feds need to check their health benefits this open season, even if they don’t intend on changing plans; the plans themselves could be changing.
Crippling medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in this country, but federal workers can avoid financial ruin — if they pay attention to open season.
Many people will actually pay less for coverage in 2019 than they are paying this year. That’s for sure, and it’s a very big deal.
The government should be the employer of choice for many people. But is it? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might recommend a government job, and some reasons why you might not.
President Donald Trump said a pay freeze wouldn’t hurt Uncle Sam in either recruiting or retaining good people. Government unions denounced the proposed pay freeze and Trump’s attitude toward federal workers.
Some politicians think the at-will hiring system is so good and works so well they want to extend it to federal civil servants in the executive branch.
A complex regulation change from the Office of Personnel Management opens up a few more options to enrollees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
The two primary unions representing postal workers support a bipartisan postal reform bill in March, while the National Active and Retired Federal Employees opposes it for fear it will force retirees to take Medicare Part B.