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Open Season News

DoJ reduces FOIA backlog by 26 percent

The Department of Justice has decreased its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests and processed a record number of requests.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:19am EST
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How's your TSP doing?

Host Mike Causey will talk about the Thrift Savings Plan with Tom Trabucco, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Also on the show - CBS Moneywatch's Allan Roth.
December 21, 2011

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 07:19pm EST
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Open season overview

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot give an overview of your health benefit plan options as Open Season 2011 draws to a close.
December 12, 2011

Monday - 12/12/2011, 07:01pm EST
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Monday madness checklist

There is still time, but not much, to pick your 2012 health plan. Missing the boat could mean you'll shell out much too much money in premiums. And doing the wrong thing could translate into a $14,000 mistake, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:00am EST

Open Season crunch time: What to do NOW

Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice has some quick tips in the last-minute days before the Open Season deadline.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 11:33am EST
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Give yourself a pay raise

Want to know a way to get more money that doesn't involve a gun, mask or duct tape? It can be done if you take action before quitting time on Monday, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 02:00am EST

Hate-your-mate health tip

You can save a lot of money on health insurance premiums if you live the good life and hate your wife...or husband. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gives some unorthodox tips for navigating through the health insurance open season, which closes next Monday.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:00am EST

More open season do's and don'ts

Walt Francis, editor of the Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, and Steve Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times, join host Mike Causey on today's program.
December 7, 2011

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 07:31pm EST
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Common mistakes during Open Season

Federal employees have until Dec. 12 to decide on a health plan during this year's Open Season. Benefits expert Walt Francis has advice for feds.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 03:58pm EST
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FEHBP help (plus a warning!)

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got some health plan hunting advice today, plus an important warning about groups that are fishing for your Social Security number using the Open Season as the entry portal.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 02:00am EST

Inertia + FEHBP = Financial Problems

The health insurance hunting season ends next Monday. Sticking with your current plan, without doing any shopping, is probably OK. But if 2012 is a bad medical year for you and yours ignorance is not bliss, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:00am EST

Open season, part 2

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined by SAMBA Executive Director Walt Wilson, Deputy Executive Director Pam Cummings, and Al Schubert, vice president of managed care and health policy for VSP.
December 5, 2011

Monday - 12/05/2011, 11:11pm EST
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What You Need to Know During Open Season

Walt Francis, editor of the Washington Consumers' Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins host Bill Bransford to talk about the FEHBP open season.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:54pm EST
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Open Season creates opportunities for tax savings

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employees benefits consultant, recommends that feds consider possible tax deductions when choosing a health insurance plan. But hurry, open season ends Dec. 12.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 01:04pm EST
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Mixed-marriage money savers

If you are part of a couple that both works for the government, or if one of you is retired and one still working, does it matter who buys the health insurance? Short answer: Yes, it matters a lot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 02:00am EST

Answers to your open season questions

Host Mike Causey is joined by Walton Francis, editor of the Washington Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans. They will talk about what to look for when choosing a health care plan.
November 30, 2011

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:45pm EST
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Open Season explainer: The pitfall of two self-only health plans

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

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 03:58pm EST
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Couples with healthy open marriages

Would you and your spouse benefit from having a healthy open marriage? Because you have two weeks to figure it out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 02:00am EST

Are you making a $14,000 mistake?

If you focus only on premiums next year, you could be making a $14,000 error when picking your 2012 health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 02:00am EST

FEHBP open season

Insurance expert Walton Francis talks about open season for federal employees as he joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot.
November 28, 2011

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:08pm EST
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