Report to the PRC: Retiree Health Benefit Fund Liability Examination

Executive Summary The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) retained Segal Consulting (Segal) to conduct an independent liability examination for Postal Service workers covered by the Retiree Health Benefit (RHB) Fund. PRC specifically requested that we evaluate: Whether the current assumptions were developed in accordance with generally accepted actuarial principles and methods set forth in the Actuarial…

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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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OPM Adds Details to FY 2019 Federal Benefits Proposals

Following is the section of a document OPM has sent to Congress in support of its fiscal 2019 budget proposal addressing federal pay and benefits-related proposals outlined in the recent government-wide budget plan from the White House. OPM prepares various legislative proposals during the preparation of its annual budget submission, which align with the strategic…

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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: CDC offers flu recommendations

Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu, which…

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APWU: Miners Win Permanent Funding for Retirement Health Care

Web News Article #: 43-2017 05/05/2017 – On May 4, Congress passed legislation providing for 22,600 retired coal miners, widows and dependents to have the health care they were promised by the federal government and earned through going into the mines for decades to power the country. The members of the United Mine Workers of…

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NARFE Legislative Webinar focuses on Postal Reform HR 756 (video)

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Deputy Legislative Director John Hatton gave an informative presentation followed by a 1 hour Q&A period.  The April 4, 2017 Legislative Webinar focused mainly on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, HR 756. A PDF of the webinar slides is below: Source: NARFE.org

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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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