Sorry the GubMints posts have been a bit sparse over the last week or so- I’ve just accepted a new job in Industry, and I’m fully engaged trying to ‘Get a sip of water from the Fire Hose’ as I learn the ropes at the new job.

GubMints posts will be focused on my experiences separating from Federal Service for the next month or so, as I wade my way through the following events: Continue reading

Stealing electricity from your employer for your Electric Vehicle

 

Stealing electricity from your employer for your Electric Vehicle
Don’t be like this Bozo

 

Recently I spotted this electric car parked outside a nearby DoD office building- with an orange extension cord charging the owner’s battery on Uncle Sam’s dime.

I was alerted to it while talking shop in the lunch room- I just HAD to walk outside and have a look for myself.  Unlike my coworkers who noticed and said nothing to the individual, I walked right in to the building and asked if I could also have some of the Free Gasoline being handed out in the parking lot. Continue reading


 

FEHB Aetna HDHP HSA Costs

Can a Federal Employee save money by switching his family of four to a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) / Health Savings Account (HSA)? Here’s another follow-up.

So far the answer is NO.  We’re about $300 behind where we were last year with the conventional Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) plan.

Doctor and pharmacist visits for the month of June bring the 2013 Aenta YTD total to $3962, versus $3647 with BCBS (basic) during the same time period in 2012.

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