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Benefits News

Health premiums - Some agencies provide missing link

What do the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency have in common? Although their missions are very different, they are among the 40-plus agencies that are shelling out time and money to make it easier for their employees to pick the best health plan for 2013.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:00am EST

Open season, Medicare part B, Petraeus, & sequestration

Federal health benefits expert Walton Francis will talk about FEHBP open season, and Federal Times reporter Sean Reilly will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
November 14, 2012

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 06:09pm EST
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A guide to the federal health plans for Open Season

Walton Francis, editor of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plans for Federal Employee, answers your questions about health care benefits and costs.
November, 12, 2012

Monday - 11/12/2012, 06:51pm EST
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Tips for Open Season 2013

Benefits consultants Walton Francis and Ed Zurndorfer offer top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 12:43pm EST
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Medicare Part B and the presidential election

NARFE's David Snell joins host Mike Causey to talk about best health care buys for federal retirees. Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will discuss the presidential election and its impact on feds.
November 7, 2012

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 08:18pm EST
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Open Season with FSAFEDS

Bart Turney from FSAFEDS discusses the benefits of flexible spending accounts.
November 5, 2012

Monday - 11/05/2012, 11:46pm EST
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Air traffic controllers and more

Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, joins host Mike Causey on today's show. Mike will also talk about the upcoming elections with writers from the Federal Times.
October 31, 2012

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 07:41pm EDT
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Open season means more than choosing health insurance

John Montague talks about life insurance and Sean Reilly discuses the U.S. Postal Service's finances and more this week on Your Turn.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT
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Health, life insurance & a shrinking tax break

Health insurance is a must-have item for everybody. But there is more than health insurance at issue during the big benefits hunting season that kicks off Nov.12 and runs through Dec. 10. Sleep through it at your peril, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Medicare - all you need to know!

David Santana, health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gives an overview of the Medicare system.
October 22, 2012

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:34am EDT
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OPM details 2013 health plan premium increases

Federal employees will see a slight increase averaging 3.4 percent in what they pay towards their 2013 health plan premiums.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 09:41am EDT

Falling in love: It pays to go postal

There are certain times when it pays to go postal, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says ... Especially if you are a federal employee contemplating marriage or already one half of a "mixed marriage."

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

The FEEA fund

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund, will talk about this feds-helping-feds charity.
October 17, 2012

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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A bitter diet COLA coming up ...

Federal, postal and military retirees are about to get an inflation-adjustment. That's the good news. The bad news is that it will be a diet- version and, for most, leave a very bitter aftertaste, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

How to invest in the TSP

John Jilek, CPF, discusses the Thrift Savings Plan and how to invest in the TSP and get the most for your dollar.

Monday - 10/15/2012, 06:27am EDT
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Workplace violence, retirement , and sequestration

Host Mike Causey and his guests will be talking about cases of workplace violence in the federal government, how you could be affected by an increase in retirement applications, and how one organization feels about sequestration.
October 10, 2012

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 07:54pm EDT
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Important financial considerations for women and for charitable donations

Certified Financial Planner Kristina Sturgis discusses financial planning issues related to retirement.
October 8, 2012

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Where's Fido? VA may prevent funding for PTSD service dogs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 09:00am EDT

Phased retirement, postal buyouts, VA problems

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirements, sequestration and more.
October 3, 2012

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 07:19pm EDT
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Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:00am EDT
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