health premiums

  • While you were away, here’s what happened on the job front — spoiler alert, not much!

    September 03, 2019
  • If you don’t like financial surprises you are probably going to hate the catch-up paycheck coming your way. The money you get for shutdown-delayed wages may not be nearly as much as you expected.

    January 29, 2019
  • You may be in the best plan for you this open season. But you won’t know for sure unless you take some time to check your options.

    November 16, 2018
  • Narrowly avoiding a shutdown, the House and Senate will go into recess with the proposed pay raise still potentially on the chopping block.

    October 03, 2018
  • 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.

    September 27, 2018
  • Health premiums for folks covered by the Affordable Care Act will jump 50-to-57 percent next year, but federal workers and retirees get a pass.

    October 06, 2017
  • The 2018 federal health premiums are out and overall premiums are going up an average of 6 percent.

    October 05, 2017
  • Pay, pensions and health insurance premiums are all going up in the next several months. But definitely not at the same rate, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. White collar workers know what their January 2015 raise will be. But the cost of living adjustment for retirees is still to be decided, and new (and in some cases higher) health premiums will be unveiled in October.

    September 29, 2014
  • With pay frozen and pensions threatened, federal workers and retirees have been waiting for the next shoe to drop — the what's-next moment. But it could be good news for a change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, like changes to your health insurance package.

    September 06, 2012
  • If you focus only on premiums next year, you could be making a $14,000 error when picking your 2012 health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    November 29, 2011
  • If you are feeling paranoid, that is you are convinced that people in high places are out to get you, you can relax. You are not crazy. That\'s the good part. The bad part, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is you are right to worry because your pay, pension and health insurance package are all on the chopping block. You need a scorecard to keep track, and we\'ve got it.

    May 27, 2011
  • If you are a fed who wants to get ahead, or simply survive, you rather spend quality time with Jake Gyllenhaal or Newt Gingrich, or how about partying with either Angelina Jolie or Typhoid Mary? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one might be more fun than the other but what about your place on the job learning curve.

    May 24, 2011
  • Health premiums and pay for active duty federal workers are both going up next year. One more than the other. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes retirees are going to have to pay the same premiums but without any increase in benefits.

    July 22, 2010
  • Why should federal workers who diet, exercise and have healthy lifestyles have to pay the same health insurance premiums as their overweight, unhealthy office mates?

    October 08, 2008