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Posted on Friday, 25th November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this to all federal employees, annuitants, and survivors Each year we publish numerous articles about the current open season’s (FEHBs) available plans, and we send out an updated “Open Season Selection Guide.” We also publish various FEHB plan comparisons, point out coverage concerns, new plan features, and relay the concerns of our readers […]

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Posted on Friday, 11th November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Forward this article to others that can use this “Open Season” information. Open season runs from November 14th through December 12th.  Our Federal Employee’s Health Benefit (FEHB) plan premiums increased an average of 7.2%! There are tools available to evaluate provider options, compare costs, select your 2023 plan, and submit changes to OPM. Use the […]

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Posted on Friday, 4th November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this to other retirees and those planning their retirement. Murielle, one of our newsletter subscribers, suggested we update our Federal Retiree’s Master Contact List. The last update was in 2019; we made a number of changes and additions to enhance its usefulness. You will find key contacts for OPM, Medicare, Social Security, the […]

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Posted on Friday, 21st October 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Each year we publish a comprehensive leave record that federal employees can use to track their annual and sick leave, comp, and credit hours used. Our updated 2023 Excel Leave Chart is designed for active federal employees that are planning their retirement and need to establish realistic target retirement dates. This spreadsheet also helps federal […]

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Posted on Friday, 14th October 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this alert to others that may need to review their beneficiary designations. A site visitor contacted us about her husband’s untimely death. He died the day before he was scheduled to retire from federal service. His wife was notified by a HR specialist that she might not receive any of her husband’s retirement […]

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Posted on Friday, 7th October 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Medicare sent out their Medicare and You 2023 handbook last month to current recipients. The initial enrollment period remains the same. Those approaching 65 can sign up for Part A and/or Part B during the 7-month period that begins 3 months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 5th October 2022 by Dennis Damp

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The annual Federal Benefits Open Season 2022 starts on November 14 and is open through December 12, 2022. Employees and annuitants can assess the various plans to ensure they are cost-efficient and best address the care and services needed. The average FEHB premium increase is 7.2 percent for plan year 2023. The new rates were […]

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Posted on Friday, 16th September 2022 by Dennis Damp

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We provided our first 2023 COLA projection update last July. Costs continue to rise and mortgage rates are now up to 6%, almost double from where they were at the beginning of the year. Our COLA will be considerably higher than last year’s 5.9% for CSRS and 4.9% for FERS.   2023 COLA PROJECTIONS According […]

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