Archive: Health Care

Applauding a Health Benefit Change

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) is cheering the decision by the Office of Personnel Management and Blue Cross/Blue Shield to revamp the insurance company’s non-emergency, out-of-network surgical benefit. As today’s Federal Diary reports: In response to outraged workers who have...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 17, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Readers Speak Out

We like to hear from our readers. From time to time the Federal Diary prints a "speak out" column featuring your thoughts. The Nov. 26 and subsequent columns on planned changes in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield standard option insurance plan...

By Terri Rupar | December 5, 2008; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Full Story on the Blues Hearing

The nation's largest provider of health insurance for federal employees, under fire for changes to its benefits package, says it is willing to make adjustments in answer to the complaints if only Uncle Sam would let it. Stephen W. Gammarino,...

By Terri Rupar | December 4, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

Committee Addresses Health-Care Fee

Rep. Danny K. Davis said today that Blue Cross Blue Shield is reconsidering its benefit options for federal employees. Davis, chairman of the House subcommittee on the federal workforce, postal service and the District of Columbia, spoke at a hearing...

By Terri Rupar | December 3, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Evaluating Your Health Plan

One of the good things about being a federal employee is the benefits package. The choice of health insurance plans, for example, is enough to make a private-sector worker jealous. If there's a downside to that variety, it's that...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 25, 2008; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

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