Office of Personnel Management

Health benefits changes/COLA

When the time comes and federal retirees start to receive a COLAagain why can't we make the COLA and the Health Benefits cost change effective the same day, that way we will ONLY need to do one mailing along with just one adjustment letter, the way it has always been done was a letter in Dec for COLA a letter in Jan for the Health Benefit cost change, when you look at the cost of postage and printing for over the approx 2.5 million retirees it makes perfect sence that it would save money ALSO make it less confussing to the retiree thus causing less retiree's to call OPM about their letters.

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