Annual reminder for members enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
As has occurred in recent years, individuals with employer-sponsored health insurance, including the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), will soon receive tax forms verifying health insurance enrollment for calendar year 2017. Under the Affordable Care Act as enacted, employers and health insurance carriers, including federal agencies and FEHBP plans, are responsible for reporting employee health coverage information to the IRS. IRS Form 1095-B is the form insurance carriers are to provide to individuals and IRS Form 1095-C is the form employers are to provide to employees. Continue reading “Annual Reminder for FEHBP Enrollees”
The President’s Pay Agent has issued its report on locality pay for 2018.
Each year, the President’s Pay Agent, composed of the Secretary of Labor, and both the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), issue an annual report on locality pay. The Federal Salary Council (FSC), on which NTEU National President Tony Reardon serves, makes recommendations to the President’s Pay Agent regarding changes in locality pay areas and locality pay rates. Under the provisions of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1991 (FEPCA), the federal government is now supposed to be providing locality pay in each area sufficient to close the gap between General Schedule (GS) base pay and private sector pay in each area to within 5 percent. Continue reading “Update on Locality Pay Issues”