FEHBP open season

Monday - 11/28/2011, 6:08pm EST

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November 28, 2011 -- Insurance expert and author Walton Francis joins Bob Leins and John Elliott to talk about FEHBP open season.

Francis is the editor of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plans for Federal Employees.

The Checkbook Guide is a resource available to federal employees to compare the health care options side-by-side. It also rates doctors and hospitals.

To research options, most people can simply refer to the Checkbook Guide ratings and also read the health plan brochures, Francis says.

Noting that federal employess will not get a pay raise this coming year, Francis asks: "Why not give yourself a pay raise by choosing a more economical health plan?"

He adds that most people can do the necessary research in about an hour.

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