The Federal Eye: FEHBP

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Further cost controls sought in federal employee health-care plan

OPM urges companies participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to boost their efforts to hold down the cost of prescription drugs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Federal health-insurance program won’t add self-plus-one option until 2016

The FEHB insurance program for federal workers and retirees won’t be able to offer the choice for two years.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Key 2014 financial figures for federal workers looking mixed

Pay raise not yet final, while other numbers to rise, fall, or remain the same.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Administration moves to limit, but not end, health insurance subsidy for Congress

A policy issued Monday would restrict the circumstances in which that subsidy could continue, amid renewed proposals to end it.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:09 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Federal worker health program to remain largely stable

Few changes, 4 percent average increase ahead for federal employee health insurance program.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Employer health-premium share will continue for Hill staff forced out of FEHBP

Decision addresses issue that has caused anxiety as deadline approaches for some to switch to Affordable Care Act coverage.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Drug costs remain a concern in employee health program

The health insurance program covering federal employees in 2014 will continue to emphasize cost controls for prescription drugs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/19/2013

New Simpson-Bowles plan could revive earlier proposals on fed worker benefits

The new Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction initiative could revive several proposals of the original plan that would have a significant impact on federal employee benefits.

By Eric Yoder  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)