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. A full presentation, including audio, will be made available soon and will be posted on 21cpw. – 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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Postal Employees will be greatly affected by HR 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 March 5th 2017 In HR 756 it is evident that the employees of the USPS will be greatly affected by the changes the Bill proposes. Most importantly FORCED MEDICARE INTERGRATION as well as a change in delivery for both business as well residential. The…

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USPS: FSA enrollment deadline is Jan. 11

USPS is reminding employees that the flexible spending account (FSA) enrollment period ends Jan. 11. The Postal Service recently mailed a postcard to employees highlighting the upcoming FSA deadline. FSAs allow employees to set aside as much as $2,600 before taxes to cover eligible medical, pharmacy, dental and vision expenses offered by a health maintenance…

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Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP

By Walton J. Francis – November 16, 2016 The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December 2016. The bill would force age-65 postal annuitants to purchase duplicative Medicare Part B medical insurance, despite already paying for better insurance under the Federal…

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