FEHB or the Federal Employee Health Benefits is a program that covers the health insurance and benefits of the federal employees.


Avoid Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Penalties

Federal Employees can be subject to a 10 percent Thrift Savings Plan withdrawal penalties if they wish to access their funds prior to 59 1/2 years old can be subject to a 10 percent penalty. To avoid TSP withdrawal penalties … Read More

Retired Federal Employees to get only a bit of COLA

The cost of living adjustment is a vital thing for the retired federal employees and the recipients of social security benefits because they need the money to maintain a decent standard of living when their income is minimal. The rate … Read More

Federal Employee Health Benefits and FEGLI at Retirement – Robb Fenton

Federal Employee Health Benefits and Federal Employee Group Life Insurance at Retirement

health benefits Robb FentonIf you’re a federal employee who is considering retirement and you are covered by both the FEHB (Federal Employee Health Benefits) program for health insurance and the FEGLI Read More

Getting Started Early for a Successful Retirement by Kevin Wirth

Kevin Wirth Explains How to Get Started Early for a Successful Retirement

Kevin Wirth

Kevin D. Wirth – Retirement Expert

Nearly everyone dreams about the day they can retire. Regardless of whether you plan to hike in the mountains, relax on the … Read More

Federal Government Sued by Sioux Tribe

The federal government is being sued by the Sioux tribe because it has failed to provide emergency health care to the local residents. There was an emergency room that was shut down by claiming that it put the lives of … Read More

The University of Missouri Cuts Back Retirement Benefits

The University of Missouri has been facing a shortage of funds for a long time now. The University is trying everything in its power to reduce the expenses. It has begun with cutting off the retirement benefits of some current … Read More

OPM Sets New Standards for FEHB Carriers

The FEHB carriers would now have to give a better proof of their performance. OPM is planning to add in several new evaluation measures. This was announced by Beth Cobert, who is the acting OPM Director. The agency … Read More

FEHB and the 5-Year Requirement by Dan Hartenstein

Federal Employee Health Benefits information from Dan Hartenstein

Dan HartensteinIf you’re a federal employee who is covered under the FEHB (Federal Employees Health Benefits) program and you are considering retirement in the near future, there are some things you may need … Read More

Limited Federal Employees Health Benefits Opportunities by Dan Hartenstein

FEHB Opportunities to consider from Dan Hartenstein

Dan HartensteinIf you obtain your health insurance coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), then you may have some considering to do regarding how you move forward with your coverage.… Read More

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Self + 1 by Paul Kalra

Paul KalraFederal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Advice from Paul Kalra

If you missed the chance to enroll in the new FEHB (Federal Employees Health Benefits) Self Plus One plan that was available in the fall of 2015,

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Federal Employees Benefits Premiums Increasing? by Dan Hartenstein

FEHB Advice from Dan Hartenstein

Dan Hartenstein

Dan Hartenstein is a financial advisor in Oahu, HI specializing in retirement planning and federal retirement benefits

Last fall, when the 7.4% (on average) increase in FEHB (Federal Employees Health Benefits) premiums was announced by … Read More


open seasonThere are two Open Seasons going on almost simultaneously – Medicare and Federal Employees Health Benefits.  Don’t get refused – Medicare Open Season runs from October 15 – December 7, 2015.  Federal Health Benefits Open Season run from November … Read More

It’s Almost Federal Benefits Open Season For Federal Employees

It’s Almost Federal Benefits Open Season For Federal Employees

The Federal Benefits Open Season is just round the corner (Nov 9-Dec 14) and is your one and only annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to your health, dental, vision, … Read More

Unions Seek to Prevent Fed Employees Health Benefits Premium Hike

Unions Seek Action to Prevent Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Hike

OPMA few days ago, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced premiums for the 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will … Read More

OPM Final Rule on Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Self Plus One Enrollment

OPM Final Rule on Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Self Plus One Enrollment

opmThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a final rule in the Federal Register that officially amends the Federal Employees Health Benefits (Read More

Will Insurance Premiums Rise For Federal Employees?

Health Insurance Premiums and Federal Employees

Premiums RiseThere has been plenty of talk about health insurance premiums being on the rise with more of the financial responsibility being placed on the employee.  The premiums on health insurance for Federal and Postal … Read More

Open Season and Other Benefits

Enrollment For Federal Employee Benefits

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) no longer has an Open Season.  Employees may start, stop or change their TSP contributions or participation in the TSP at any time.

The Fe Federal Employee Benefitsderal Long … Read More

What Federal Employees Need Prior To Open Season

Open Season Requirements

tense time for federal employees

Open Season can be a very tense time for federal employees because of the many decisions to be made.  Circumstances and conditions in families change and employees need to be ready to address those changes.  Having information … Read More

Benefits Specialists / Programs

What Specialists Are Available To Help Federal Employees With Benefit Selections

Benefit SelectionsIndividuals charged with overseeing benefits and helping to organize benefits and health-care fairs receive information needed each year from OPM in order to make Open Season happen in their … Read More

What You Can Do In Open Season

Federal employeesOpen Season is an annual event for Federal employees.  During Open Season, employees may do the following:

Enroll in a flexible spending account program (FSAFEDS) which is a health care and/or dependent care account.  Participation in the program requires … Read More