NARFE warns postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers

By Nicole Ogrysko – May 25, 2021 A bipartisan bill designed to bring desired financial relief to the U.S. Postal Service could have implications for the rest of the federal workforce, potentially raising health insurance costs for employees and retirees, an employee advocacy organization warns. For the first time in years, momentum is building in…

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USPS: FSA changes allowed through Aug. 29

The Postal Service is reminding employees that they can make changes to their flexible spending accounts (FSAs) through Aug. 29. FSA Feds, the organization that administers FSAs, is allowing changes during a 60-day period that began July 1. Changes are being permitted due to the coronavirus pandemic, although participants don’t need to be directly affected…

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USPS: FSA changes allowed during limited period (7/1 – 8/29)

Postal Service employees who participate in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can make changes during a 60-day period that began July 1 and ends Aug. 29. FSA Feds, the organization that administers FSAs, is allowing changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, although participants don’t need to be directly affected by the coronavirus to make changes. Additionally,…

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APWU: Highlights and Significant Changes contained in Contract Award

LENGTH OF CONTRACT Three Years: September 21, 2018 to September 20, 2021 CAREER EMPLOYEE GENERAL WAGE INCREASES Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement. 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive) 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive) 1% effective November 21, 2020 COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (COLA) Semiannual COLAs for career employees…

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Open Season benefits enrollment period ends Dec. 9

If you want to change your health benefits or enroll in a new plan, you must act now. The annual open season benefits enrollment period ends Monday, Dec. 9, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This is the last chance most Postal Service employees will have until next November to consider new health, vision, dental or flexible…

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2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan Comparisons

Via Sam Wood, President – APWU Southwest Florida Area Local: I have been working to get these rates out as quick possible for a side by side comparison of the most popular FEHB Health Plans. The YELLOW highlights means that price will go down in 2020. The RED highlights mean the cost for that plan…

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