Health premiums for feds will increase 3.4 percent in 2013

Health premiums for feds will increase 3.4 percent in 2013

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Premiums for nonpostal enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will increase an average of 3.4 percent in 2013, the Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday. The average health care premium increase for U.S. Postal Service employees for 2013 will be 3.8 percent.

Of that increase, government contributions will rise 3.3 percent, while participants will pay 3.7 percent more in 2013. In dollars, that means FEHB enrollees with self-only coverage will pay on average $2.75 more per biweekly pay period and enrollees with family coverage will pay an average of $6.39 extra per pay period. Changes in the enrollee share of premiums vary from plan to plan. The government pays on average about 70 percent of health benefits premiums. Continue reading “Health premiums for feds will increase 3.4 percent in 2013”

Mitt, Meet the 47%

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09/18/2012; Donna Jablonski

Mitt, Meet the 47%

Just who was Mitt Romney referring to in his secretly recorded comments at a Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser as people who don’t “take personal responsibility and care for themselves”?

(Data source: www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3505#_ftn9.) Continue reading “Mitt, Meet the 47%”