Request for Waiver of Debt Resulting From Nondeduction of Insurance Premiums

B-193831: Jul 20, 1979

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An employee requested reconsideration of the action taken on granting only partial waiver of a government claim against him arising out of erroneous overpayment of wages he received incident to his employment as a National Guard Technician. The employee became eligible for Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) as the result of his conversion to Federal status and documentation showed he had elected FEGLI coverage. The employee decided to cancel his coverage; however, his desire was not communicated to the responsible technician personnel office and FEGLI coverage was continued for him in accordance with his initial written request. The local civilian payroll clerk was apparantly aware of the claimant's attempt to cancel the insurance coverage and did not deduct the FEGLI premiums from his wages. Thus, the claimant received the life insurance coverage without paying the required premiums. The claim of the Government against an employee, arising out of overpayments he received when FEGLI premiums were not deducted from his pay, may not be waived on the basis of the employee's contentions that he did not want FEGLI coverage and received no benefits from it. His beneficiary would have been paid life insurance had he died during the period of FEGLI coverage, and therefore it is not inequitable to require him to pay for insurance protection provided.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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