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Open Season News

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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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

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

Financial planning & long term care

Host Mike Causey will talk estate planning with attorney Tom O'Rourke, and long term care with Paul Forte and Mary Lou McGuiness of Long Term Care Partners.
June 27, 2012(Encore presentation July 4, 2012)

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 09:13pm EDT
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Retirement and insurance

Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners and retirement benefits specialist James Marshall will talk about the retirement and insurance options that feds should consider.
May 18, 2012

Friday - 05/18/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Long term care insurance and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey and Paul Forte and Mary Lou McGuiness with Long Term Care Partners.
May 9, 2012

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:49pm EDT
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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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