5/22/07: Today, NTEU President Colleen Kelley submitted a statement to the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The subcommittee has been reviewing growth trends in health care premiums under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). In her statement, President Kelley expressed support for three measures to help keep the program affordable for federal employees, retirees, and their dependents in the future. These measures include requiring the Office of Personnel Management to apply for an available subsidy under the new Medicare law, examining better prescription drug negotiating alternatives, and pushing for a higher government contribution for FEHBP premiums.
To review the submission, click here, FEHBP Statement.