Category Archives: Changes

Insurance changes could help disabled veterans, troops in the new year

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Disabled veterans will see a dramatic increase in their life insurance coverage, and new protections in how traumatic injury insurance claims are paid out, under reforms included in a massive veterans bill passed by Congress this week. The changes are just two of dozens of new initiatives in the bill, which was unanimously approved by […]

Insurance changes could help disabled veterans, troops in the new year

insurance-changes-could-help-disabled-veterans,-troops-in-the-new-year

Disabled veterans will see a dramatic increase in their life insurance coverage, and new protections in how traumatic injury insurance claims are paid out, under reforms included in a massive veterans bill passed by Congress this week. The changes are just two of dozens of new initiatives in the bill, which was unanimously approved by […]

Insurance changes could help disabled veterans, troops in the new year

insurance-changes-could-help-disabled-veterans,-troops-in-the-new-year

Disabled veterans will see a dramatic increase in their life insurance coverage, and new protections in how traumatic injury insurance claims are paid out, under reforms included in a massive veterans bill passed by Congress this week. The changes are just two of dozens of new initiatives in the bill, which was unanimously approved by […]

Your last chance to make changes to your Tricare, FEDVIP coverage is Dec. 14

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The deadline for making changes to your Tricare plan, and to your federal vision and dental plan coverage is Dec. 14. The open season period is the only time each year when you can enroll in or make changes to these health care plans, except for a qualifying life event such as marriage, birth and […]

How the Hatch Act changes after Election Day

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The Hatch Act continues to restrict federal employee political behavior no matter the time of year, but what constitutes a Hatch Act violation for most employees changes after Election Day, according to an advisory issued Nov. 4 by the Office of Special Counsel. Normally, federal employees are prohibited from wearing or displaying campaign items while […]

Where feds could see changes in COVID relief plans

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The Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate remain at odds over what should be included in the next COVID-19 relief legislation, but federal employees are likely to feel the impact no matter which version of the legislation is passed. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed by the House in mid-June takes the […]

Changes to VA benefits operations forced by coronavirus could outlast the pandemic

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In a surprising twist, the forced closure of hundreds of Veterans Affairs benefits offices because of the coronavirus outbreak may actually be helping officials reach more veterans. “(Since the closings) we’ve done tele-town halls for 12 states so far, and reached more than 350,000 veterans,” said VA Under Secretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence in an […]