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High-priced health plans ailing

After years of being asleep at the health-insurance switch, it appears that many federal workers and retirees are actually doing more than complaining about higher premiums, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , benefits , healthcare , health insurance , open season

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:03am EDT

Long-term care: Your clock is ticking!

Saving money on long-term care insurance premiums is easy: All you need is to sign up a couple of weeks before a stroke or accident makes it impossible for you to dress, bathe, eat or get in and out of bed. If you don't know that horrible, magic moment, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , healthcare , long-term care insurance ,

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 01:00pm EDT

Playing Russian roulette with your health plan

Are you one of those federal workers that is unwittingly playing Russian roulette with your lifetime health coverage? Mike Causey says you should be aware of the so-called 5-rule to protect your health insurance coverage when you retire or take a buyout.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , health plans

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

OPM officials asking for more transparency in FEHBP prescription drug program

Stopping the high cost of prescription drugs some federal workers pay in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program another goal of new legislation.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , best practices , Congress , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John Berry , John O'Brien

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 06:46pm EST

OPM announces same-sex domestic partner health plans

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM's plan to allow domestic partners of federal employees to be added to federal health plans.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , benefits , healthcare , Ed Zurndorfer , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , domestic partnerships

Monday - 10/17/2011, 11:08am EDT
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Finding feds' G-spot

For many federal workers there is one place you don't go, don't touch. It's their G-spot which, in this case, refers to the giant Group Plan, the FEHBP, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So does the G-spot bring you pleasure or pain?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , healthcare , pay and benefits , benefits

Monday - 10/17/2011, 02:00am EDT

Seniors carrying sex-crazed colleagues?

Is it fair that a healthy young couple must pay the same health premiums as an older family with lots of kids and major medical issues, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. For that matter, should a healthy elderly couple have to subsidize two sex-crazed younger workers?

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Friday - 10/14/2011, 02:00am EDT

A dose of Medicare Part B with your FEHBP? Who gets a COLA in 2012?

David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Medicare , health insurance , COLA , CPI , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:00pm EDT
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Medicare: To B or Not To B that is the question!

If William Shakespeare were alive today, and living in America, he would probably be retired or about to retire and facing the question of whether to purchase Medicare Part B or not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. As in to be or not to be...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , healthcare , Medicare , Medicare Part B , David Snell

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 02:00am EDT
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