The Federal Eye: Federal benefits


Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Key federal-employee policies have changed during Obama administration

Key developments for the federal workforce during President Obama’s tenure in the White House.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, federal pay, federal retirement, State of the Union

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Federal workers to be surveyed about benefits

Prior polls of the workforce revealed importance of health benefits, retirement programs.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, survey

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

TSP reviewing spousal rights in light of DOMA ruling

The 401(k)-style program for federal employees is one among many potentially affected by the Supreme Court’s decision last week.

By Eric Yoder  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, Federal benefits, federal employees, spouses, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Same-sex spouses of federal employees could benefit under high court ruling

Supreme Court decision in Defense of Marriage Act case could open door to expanding health, survivor annuity benefits, but some questions remain.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CSRS, defense of marriage act, Federal benefits, FEHBP, FERS

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Key federal employee benefits at stake in DOMA case

Most of public supports extending benefits to same-sex marriages but Supreme Court ruling will set the course.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, doma, Federal benefits, same sex marriage

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Federal employee dental and vision insurance program to expand

More plans will participate in 2014 in a dental and vision insurance program open to federal employees and retirees.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dental insurance, Federal benefits, federal employees, fedvip, vision insurance

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Federal law prevails in employee life insurance dispute

Beneficiary choices in program for federal employees override state laws that would cause payments to be made differently, Supreme Court rules.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beneficiaries, Federal benefits, federal employees, federal life insurance, fegli

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Benefit rules loosened for federal employees in tornado area

Federal employees affected by the Oklahoma tornado are eligible for special considerations in their health insurance and other benefit programs.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, office of personnel management, oklahoma tornado