A Washington Post story published over the weekend contradicts earlier reports that the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service’s...
Long-term care is the kind of care that you would need to help you perform daily activities if you had a chronic illness or disability. It also includes...
In light of the devastating tornadoes that have torn communities in Oklahoma apart in the last two days, we would like to remind everyone that you can send a $10 donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund via text message, by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. As in the case with other donations [...]
Before enrolling your new student, make appointments to visit the colleges or career schools you’re considering. Bring a list of questions to ask school representatives. Your child’s education is a major investment, so find out as much information as you can before you enroll. Information you should get from a school Ask about the school’s [...]
The Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS, became effective January 1, 1987. Almost all new employees hired after December 31, 1983, are automatically covered by FERS. Certain other Federal employees not covered by FERS have the option to transfer into the plan. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan including the following components: 1. Social Security [...]
Monday, the Office of Personnel Management announced that it has suspended all overtime for its employees working on processing federal retirees’ pensions. Associate Director of Retirement Services Ken Zawodny said the steep budget cuts known as sequestration forced OPM to suspend overtime for employees in his division. The overtime suspension took effect Sunday, April 28th, [...]
TRICARE beneficiaries may have noticed new kinds of “Emergency Centers” popping up in their area. It may seem like a tempting health care option but, free-standing emergency rooms (ER) that are not affiliated with a hospital may not be TRICARE-authorized. If a provider, such as a free-standing ER, is not authorized then TRICARE is prohibited [...]