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Health Plans: The Usual Suspects, except...

When it comes to picking the best health insurance plan for you and yours, experts say there is a tendancy to round up the usual suspects for study. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this year is different.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , Walton Francis ,

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 04:00am EST

The High Price of Doing Nothing

If you want to shell out way too much money for health premiums next year do this: Nothing. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it pays big-time to shop around.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FEHBP , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ ,

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 04:00am EST

FEHBP Premiums: Only Half The Story

Could you afford to pay out as much as $27,000 in premiums and medical costs next year? If you don't want to you don't have to, provided you read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today and follow through.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , greenhouse gas , sheep , methane

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 04:00am EST

Other Open Season Options

The federal insurance open season ends in two weeks. Health insurance is the big item. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that workers and retirees should also check out the optional dental and vision packages while they are picking their 2010 health plan.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FEHBP , FEDVIP , health insurance , open season , Mail Handlers , Triple-S Salud , Aetna , GEHA , MetLife , United Concordia , Humana , GHI , dental/vision plans

Friday - 11/27/2009, 01:23pm EST

Congress & Your Health Plan: Bullseye or Misfire?

Congress is still debating health care reform and it appears that the federal employee health program is safe, so far. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says anything could happen in this period of last-minute deal-making, so you should pay close attention.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , Charles Grassley , Ron Wyden , Mike Causey

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 04:00am EDT

How to work around FEHBP's fewer choices and higher costs

There are fewer options and higher prices in store for most federal employees this Open Season. But premiums may not have to be as high as many feds think. FederalNewsRadio gets tips from the editor of CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Tags: pay & benefits , FEHBP , Mike Causey , OPM , health insurance , premiums , Walton Francis , Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Empl , Suzanne Kubota , GEHA , Kaiser

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 11:54am EDT
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Open Season: To Change Or Not To Change

The health insurance open season has been extended. FederalNewsRadio listeners and readers got the first alert last Friday. So what does it mean? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey provides a checklist.

Tags: P&B , OPM , MC , open season , FEHB ,

Tuesday - 12/09/2008, 04:00am EST

Open Season: To Change Or Not To Change

The health insurance open season has been extended. FederalNewsRadio listeners and readers got the first alert last Friday. So what does it mean? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey provides a checklist.

Tags: open season , OPM , P&B , FEHB , MC

Tuesday - 12/09/2008, 04:00am EST