Bill would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D

By Michael Wald – September 21, 2015 Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees? Medicare is facing years of higher costs. Costs for Medicare’s Supplementary Health Insurance (SHI), otherwise known…

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OPM disables Web portal after retirees’ information potentially exposed

By Michael O’Connell – January 13, 2014 The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a security glitch that may have left some retirees’ information accessible to other individuals visiting the portal. “This morning, OPM became aware of a technical malfunction impacting online services for Federal retirees,”…

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Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Back Up

The retirement claims backlog inched back up in July, after the Office of Personnel Management reduced the number of outstanding applications to its lowest point in years in June. OPM received 9,101 new retirement applications in July, over 1,000 more than expected. The backlog is now at 13,620 claims — 1,229 more claims than in…

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