Tuesday, May 30, 2006
OPM Legislative Proposal
Govexec.com (dated 5/30) and the Federal Times in this week's issue (p. 6) report that on May 23, OPM Director Linda Springer submitted to the House and Senate leadership a proposal to amend the FEHB Act to permit the Service Benefit Plan to offer a third option that pairs a high deductible health plan with a health savings account. NARFE has expressed its strong, unalterable opposition to this proposal. As far as I can tell, no bill implementing OPM's proposal has been introduced in the House or Senate yet.