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Dodging a $20,000 Health Tab

If you got a $20,000 medical bill next year could you handle it? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there's an easy way to insure yourself from a catastrophic illness or accident.

Tags: Mike Causey , catastrophic health care

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:00am EST

Federal health care database raises privacy concerns

The Office of Personnel Management's plan to build a data system with millions of American's health care claims is raising concerns about privacy.

Tags: OPM , OPM Berry , >Health Claims Data Warehouse , health care , Center for Democracy and Technology , security , Technology , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:27pm EDT

Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey , Dan Adcock , Leslie Phillips , Steny Hoyer , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , Bob Cusack , Suzanne Kubota , Jerry Bodlander , Susan Crabtree , federal pay raise , pay raise , 2011 budget , furloughs , Bill Bransford , Hiring freeze , workforce reductions , health care , Social Security , $250 payment , Jolie Lee , Julia Ziegler , 1.4 percent raise , federal employees , Election 2010

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 08:00am EDT

Pets-Over-Partners Policy Muzzled

Pets over people. Discrimination in the federal health insurance program. Sounds outrageous but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's all a mistake.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pet coverage , DOMA

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

Your money, your health

Health premiums go up an average of 7.2 percent for feds in 2011. What do you need to know about changes in your benefits, deductibles, and copayments? David Snell, insurance expert for National Active and Retired Federal Employees, is Mike's guest this week on Your Turn.
October 6, 2010

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , health benefits , pay and benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 11:14am EDT

Waiting For The Next FEHBP Surprise

Now that we know the FEHBP's 2011 premiums, feds are waiting for the next shoe to drop: what is going to happen to your deductibles, copayments and prescription drug schedules? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's even more important than premiums themselves.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , open season

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 04:00am EDT

FEHBP Premiums: Burying The Skunk

When you've got bad news that must be released from Washington the rule of thumb is to make it public late Friday afternoon. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey calls it burying the skunk and this one belongs to you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causey's Federal Report , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:00am EDT

Health care reform reforms FEHBP

OPM is getting the word out about who and what is, and isn't, covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program now that President Obama has signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Tags: pay and benefits , pay & benefits , adult children , ACA

Monday - 09/13/2010, 01:15pm EDT

Dependent Children Join FEHBP

Beginning in January, thousands, maybe tens of thousands of new people will be joining the federal employee health benefits program. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how it will work and what it could mean for the nation's biggest health care program.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , adult children coverage , health care , ACA

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 04:00am EDT

Health care reform tips for feds, pt. 3

Health care reform will eventually affect the daily lives and bank accounts of every American, including feds. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndofer gives us some survival tips.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , dependent health insurance , Ed Zurndorfer

Friday - 09/03/2010, 11:18am EDT
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