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Federal Shutdown Mostly Spares Health Coverage, But Other Issues Loom

As the partial government shutdown drags on, about 800,000 federal employees who work for the shuttered agencies β€” and their families β€” are facing the reality of life without a paycheck. And those workers need to consider a host of other related issues as they attempt to make ends meet. For starters, what will happen to their health insurance? For the most part, federal employees needn’t worry about that, according to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in an FAQ blog post. Both the online FAQ and the health insurance industry’s trade association confirm that coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program will continue even if some federal agen...

Read the full post at Syndicate – Kaiser Health News
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