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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APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 (HR 756) Moves Forward

Web News Article #: 28-2017 03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the…

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NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be forced to enroll…

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