NARFE Warns of Perils to Mandatory Medicare Measures as Part of Postal Reform

Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2019) – As the debate on reforms to the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues, NARFE shared concerns over past and current proposals targeting the health benefits of postal service retirees. In a letter to the leadership and members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding today’s hearing on…

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NARFE: Bills introduced to ensure federal healthcare coverage during shutdowns

Two bills introduced by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers would ensure federal employees and their families have health coverage during the government shutdown. The first is the Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act, H.R. 2003 and S. 971, which would guarantee federal employees providing certain services under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, such…

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USPS: Open season begins Monday, Nov. 12

Opening soon. Reminder: Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 12. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Postal Service will hold the first of four webinars for employees who want…

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Support Postal reform? Not so fast…

As a lifelong Postal employee (42 Years), I feel compelled to express my concerns relative to H.R. 756 & S 2629, otherwise referred to as “Postal Service Reform,” I am a Postal Service retiree, member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS), and National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Though I support legislative…

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NARFE: A Postal Reform Update and Why it Matters for All Federal Retirees

Here are the slides from today’s NARFE Webinar on proposed Postal Reform legislation and it’s effect on FEHB. – RZ Source: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program

By Eric Yoder – January 24, 2018 The Trump administration sent its first major signal Tuesday of its intentions for the federal-employee health-insurance program, seeking financial incentives for enrollees to hold down their spending on health-care and additional controls by insurance companies on prescription-drug costs. A letter to companies participating in the Federal Employees Health…

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USPS: Learn about Open Season

What Is Open Season? It’s the annual period when you can enroll, or if already enrolled, make changes to your benefits enrollment. Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) during the remainder of the year, this is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes to your benefits. Benefits Programs and Dates For most benefits…

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NARFE to Postal Unions: We have an ‘honest disagreement’ on HR 756

The following audio is to the Questions and Answers segment at the end of the NARFE Legislative Webinar which addressed the 2017 and 2018 FY budgets and legislation concerning federal and postal employees. The first question about postal reform legislation is at the 7:44 mark and then there are several more questions and issues addressed throughout…

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