The Federal Eye: health insurance

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)
Tags:  federal employee benefits, federal employees, FEHBP, health insurance

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)
Tags:  domestic partners, family coverage, federal employees, FEHBP, health insurance, self plus one

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)
Tags:  federal employees, FEHBP, health insurance, insurance premiums

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shutdown threat raises pay, benefits issues for federal employees

Some answers to common questions about the financial impact on the government’s workforce.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  benefits, federal employees, government shutdown, health insurance, pay, retirement

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Health-care issue triggers hold on OPM nominee Katherine Archuleta

A GOP senator says he will delay a vote until getting answers about congressional staffers' health coverage under Affordable Care Act.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, congressional staff, federal employees, health insurance, obamacare

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Benefits expansion for domestic partners would have small impact on costs, CBO says

Extending federal employee health insurance and retirement survivor benefits to same-sex domestic partners would have a relatively small impact on the number of people covered and the cost of those programs, according to an analysis done for Congress.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  domestic partners, federal employees, federal employment benefits, federal health insurance, federal retirement

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Sandy triggers new policies on health insurance, leave-sharing

The government is continuing to expand benefits policies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, clearing the way for certain emergency relief employees to be eligible for federal health insurance coverage and soliciting donations of leave for affected federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emergency workers, federal employees, health insurance coverage, hurricane sandy, leave sharing