GAO Releases Report on FEHBP Premium Growth

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released today a report titled “Federal Employees Health Benefits [FEHB] Program: Premium Growth Has Recently Slowed, and Varies among Participating Plans” GAO-07-141. The report was prepared for Senator Daniel Akaka (D Hawaii) whose staff has announced, according to the Washington Post, that the Senator plans to examine this topic as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee with responsibility for the FEHB Program.