NARFE: Postal Reform Bill Tracker – August 2018

NARFE Magazine – August 2018 H.R.756 – Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 S.2629 – Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 H.Res.15 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service. H.Res.31 – Expressing…

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NARFE: FEHBP Premium Increase in 2018

Press Release – October 4, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the average Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program premium for America’s retired and active federal workers will increase 4.0 percent in 2018, with the average enrollee’s share rising 6.1 percent. In response, Richard G. Thissen, president of the…

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NARFE Legislative Hotline Message – May 19, 2017

Excerpt: Speak Out! Postal Reform Bill Approved by House Oversight Committee  NARFE strongly urges its members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the Postal Reform Act of 2017 in its current form. This bill forces current postal retirees onto Medicare in order to keep their federal health insurance coverage and sets a…

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NARFE: April 4 Legislative Webinar – ‘Fed Up(date) with the 115th Congress’

Next week, the NARFE Legislative Department will host a webinar on congressional action relating to issues affecting the federal community. The webinar will bring you up to date on upcoming budget battles and advancing postal reform legislation and how each could impact all federal and postal employees and retirees. It’s important to know the threats…

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NARFE: Postal Reform Legislation Update

Legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been introduced early in the 115th Congress in the House. NARFE opposes the bill, H.R. 756, and is aggressively lobbying against the bill in its current form. Postal reform legislation has not yet been introduced in the Senate this Congress. Summary of H.R. 756, The Postal…

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2017 health premiums: It could have been so much worse

By Mike Causey – October 18, 2016 Whether you think your 2017 health premiums are going up an average of 4.4 percent, or 6.2 percent — and both numbers are accurate — the good news is that it could have been so much higher. Many private sector group health plans are going up 10 to…

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Keep promises made to Postal retirees

By Richard G. Thissen – July 20, 2016 When people think of the U.S. Postal Service’s finances, if they even do, they worry about the impact on their magazine delivery or the spoils of their late night shopping habit. I know I worry about these things. But another, less noticeable part of the debate over…

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NARFE to Congress: Retirees Should Not be Responsible for Fixing the Postal Service’s Finances

June 29, 2016 On June 15, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT; Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-MD; and Reps. Mark Meadows, R-NC; Gerry Connolly, D-VA; and Stephen F. Lynch, D-MA, unveiled a bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation. Although it is a notable improvement over previous postal reform efforts,…

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