OPM launches website for individuals to self-check if victim of cyber attack

December 1, 2015 The Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. If you believe that you were impacted, but have not yet received your notification letter, we ask that you wait […]

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: OPM online tool can help employees choose health plan

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during this year’s open season, help is available. Open season is the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. This year’s open season begins Nov. 9. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers an online plan comparison tool that allows […]

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 […]

OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees

September 29, 2015 Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced premiums for the 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of 6.4 percent. In addition, OPM is offering a new Self Plus One enrollment type in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program that will […]

OIG: USPS South Florida District officials did not fully comply with Disabled Vets Program

USPS OIG Report: Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) in the [Redacted] District  September 9, 2015 The Postal Service is one of the nation’s largest employers of veterans and disabled veterans and conducts a continuing affirmative action program to recruit, hire, place, and advance disabled veterans. The Postal Service employs 89,319 veterans, which represents 18.3 […]

OPM announces Open Season For Federal Employees Life Insurance (FEGLI) in 2016

According to OPM: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced an upcoming FEGLI Open Season and changes in premium rates for certain Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). These include changes to premium rates for Option A (most age bands), Option B (most age bands), Option C (most age bands), and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance. […]

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 […]