OPM: Federal Employees Life Insurance (FEGLI) Open Season Guidance

3/18/16 As the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced last year the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) will have a life insurance Open Season from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Do Employees Have to Prove Insurability? No. Employees can elect coverage during this Open Season without having to prove insurability, pass […]

Warning: FEHB ‘Self-Plus One’ option can cost more than family coverage

From the Washington Post: So some folks were startled to learn that the new “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program can be more expensive than family coverage, depending on the company. This option allows enrolled federal workers and retirees to purchase health insurance for themselves and one eligible family […]

USPS Retirees Self Plus One Coverage Information from OPM

The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following information regarding the new Self Plus One (SPO) health coverage. Federal Benefits Open Season – Announcing NEW Enrollment Type  October 12, 2015 – The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is introducing the new Self Plus One (SPO) enrollment type during this annual FEHB Open Season […]

New York based Law Firm Files Class Action Against OPM for “Most Devastating” Cyber Attack

Law Firm Labaton Sucharow Files Class Action Against U.S. Office of Personnel Management for “Most Devastating” Cyber Attack More than 20 million people affected by multiple cyber breaches NEW YORK (August 14, 2015) — Labaton Sucharow LLP filed a class action today against the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and KeyPoint Government Solutions […]

Senator Warner latest lawmaker calling for OPM Director to Step Down

Follows two data hacks exposing personal information of close to 25 million July 9, 2015 WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: “The technological and security failures at the Office of Personnel Management predate this director’s term, but Director Archuleta’s slow […]

Senators new bill would mandate lifetime identity theft coverage for millions affected by OPM Data Breaches

July 9, 2015 – Yesterday OPM announced: In the coming months, the Administration will work with Federal employee representatives and other stakeholders to develop a proposal for the types of credit and identity theft monitoring services that should be provided to all Federal employees in the future – regardless of whether they have been affected […]

OPM confirms over 22 million people impacted by 2 separate cyber-security incidents

  July 9, 2015 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that 21.5 million people have had their sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from the second data breach of background investigation databases. This number does not include the 4.2 million people affected from the previously announced data breach. Overview of […]

Another Federal Union sues OPM Over Data Breaches

NTEU Sues OPM Over Cyberattacks Wednesday, July 8 2015 Washington, D.C.—The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) sued the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today over the recent cyberattacks, alleging that the agency violated NTEU members’ constitutional rights by failing to protect their private information. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for […]

OPM says retiree records were not compromised in the data breach

Statement of NARFE President Richard G. Thissen Following the OPM Security Breach Dear members: “Last evening, I was informed directly by an official of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that the personnel records, including personally identifiable information (PII), of four million current and former federal employees were exposed to a cyberattack. NARFE is staying […]

OPM creates new Advisory Committee for federal retirement plans

OPM: Establishment Of Advisory Committee Charter. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced the establishment of the charter for the Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries. The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the […]