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Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey discusses everything from pay, benefits and retirement, to buyouts, COLAs and pay freezes. Call the show live Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at (202) 465-3080. Or, send Mike an email with your questions and comments.

How the Voluntary Contribution Program works

Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey with details on the Voluntary Contribution Program. They'll discuss how it works, who can join it, and how it would work with a Roth option.
December 15, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:58pm EST
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How to find open season resources fast

Open Season 2010 is quickly coming to a close. December 13 is the last day for feds to make changes to their health care plans. David Snell from the National Active & Retired Federal Employees group joins us to talk about the best health plan deals for feds and retirees.
December 8, 2010

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:08pm EST
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How to pay for 2011 premiums on a frozen salary

The proposed federal pay freeze has left feds with a lot of questions. We get an update from Jessica Klement with the Federal Managers Association. Walton Francis also joins us for a look at the best health plans for you this open season.
December 1, 2010

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 05:49pm EST
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Open season: What you need to know about family plans

What are the best family plans? What's a consumer driven plan? Our open season coverage continues this week with more from expert Walton Francis.
November 17, 2010 (Encore presentation November 24, 2010)

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 11:34am EST
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Open Season starting points from the pros

Federal News Radio continues its coverage of open season by speaking with Walton Francis, editor of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.
November 10, 2010

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:42pm EST
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Analysis: How the new political alignment will impact feds

Will the big changes in Congress mean big changes for federal employees? Bill Bransford, general counsel for the Senior Executives Association, joins Mike Causey for this week's Your Turn.
November 3, 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:05pm EDT
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A one-shot $250 check for retired feds?

Will retirees get a one-time $250 check? On this week's Your Turn host Mike Causey talks with Dan Adcock and David Snell from National Active and Retired Federal Employees about the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 27, 2010

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Is a Roth IRA right for you?

Are you considering a Roth IRA? How do you know if it's the right option for you? Bob Leins of the National Institute of Transition Planning joins Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn. John Montague of WAEPA will also join the show to explain why some life insurance plans may be better than FEGLI for some federal workers.
October 20, 2010

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 11:33am EDT
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How the Voluntary Contribution Program works

Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey with details on the Voluntary Contribution Program. They'll discuss how it works, who can join it, and how it would work with a Roth option.
October 13, 2010

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 02:16pm EDT
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Your money, your health

Health premiums go up an average of 7.2 percent for feds in 2011. What do you need to know about changes in your benefits, deductibles, and copayments? David Snell, insurance expert for National Active and Retired Federal Employees, is Mike's guest this week on Your Turn.
October 6, 2010

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 11:14am EDT
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Lame Duck Congress Part II

This week, Mike discusses what a lame duck Congress will mean for feds with Bill Bransford, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. Topics include congressional pay cuts, furloughs for feds, and a 2011 pay freeze.
September 29, 2010

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:25pm EDT
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How will a lame duck Congress affect feds?

From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees.
September 22, 2010

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:11pm EDT
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Exit interview with NARFE's Margaret Baptiste

This week on Your Turn, Mike Causey interviews Margaret Baptiste, the outgoing president of NARFE. They discuss what happened during her tenure and what didn't happen.
September 15, 2010

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 02:46pm EDT
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Social Security: what's in it for feds?

How can social security and medicare be preserved for future generations? Nancy Altman, chairman of the Board of the Pension Rights Center, is Mike Causey's guest this week on Your Turn.

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 04:26pm EDT
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L-fund risks and rewards

This week, Mike Causey talks with financial planner Jerry Cannizzaro about the pros and cons of the L-funds. Then, benefits strategist John Elliott joins him to discuss your financial rights, benefits and options when you die.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 03:09pm EDT
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Go inside a federal prison with Mike Causey

This week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with Bryan Lowry, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals, about what life is like for feds -- and inmates -- in federal prisons.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 11:00am EDT
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How FEEA helps feds and their families

This week, Mike Causey learns all about the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund.

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 01:21pm EDT
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Telework inevitable for many feds in near future

Jessica Klement of the Federal Managers Association joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn to discuss why she and her organization think it's only a matter of time before more feds telecommute.

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 11:00am EDT
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Develop a comprehensive estate plan now

Planning for what happens after you die is not pleasant to think about, but it is essential, especially if you are a resident of the D.C. metro area. Tom O'Rourke is an estate planning expert who talked with Senior Correspondent Mike Causey about why you need to take time, and spend a bit of money, to plan for what will happen after you pass.

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 11:00am EDT
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More feds will telework soon

This week, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with Jessica Klement of the Federal Managers Association about why she feels telework is here to stay, no matter how Congress votes late Wednesday.

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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