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Sen. David Vitter to Continue Hold on OPM Director Nomination

Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) David Vitter will continue his block of the nomination of Beth Cobert as director of the Office of Personnel Management on a full-time basis. Vitter told lawmakers in a letter posted Wednesday that his hold on Cobert — who currently serves as OPM acting director — remains in place due to concerns regarding the health …

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OPM: 5 Health Plans for Feds to Drop Coverage in 2015

The Office of Personnel Management said five health insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will discontinue coverage on Nov. 10 and the change could affect up to 25,000 current and retired federal employees, GovExec reported Friday. Eric Katz reports that United Healthcare of the Midwest, Coventry Health Care, Total Health Care USA, Anthem Healthkeepers and Optima Health …

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OPM Releases 2012 Federal Health Plan Guidelines

The Office of Personnel Management has released its annual call letter for a federal workforce healthcare program, The Washington Post reports. The Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan sponsors nearly 8 million participants and $43 billion in annual premiums. The letter marks the start in settling terms of coverage and premium …

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Federal Health Benefits Database a Security Risk?

Last week, along with the announcement of a 7.2 percent increase in healthcare premiums for federal workers, the Office of Personnel Management also introduced a health-claims database to keep tabs on and assess federal employee health-benefit services. At the time, Government Executive reported federal workers were “disheartened” by the premium …

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