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How the health care law will affect FEHBP participants

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey gives us an update on this week's Your Turn.

Tags: pay & benefits , health care , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 04:13pm EDT
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High drug prices targeted in House FEHBP plan

Some federal workers who participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program's prescription drug plan are paying 15-45 percent more than other comparable government programs. The result is feds and retired feds are not getting the best benefit at the best price for their prescriptions. So says a House subcommittee that is considering legislation to fix long-term systemic problems with the FEHBP and its spiraling drug costs.

Tags: P&B , Stephen Lynch , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John Berry , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:18am EST
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Higher Health Premiums: Just Wait!

If you think health insurance premiums are high now, just wait a couple of years. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks about the impact of health care reform on your high-value FEHBP health plan.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , excise tax , Mike Causey , FEEA , Haiti , Sarah Holstine , Margaret Hostetler , Steve Bauer

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:00am EST

Taxing Your Health Premiums

Will the majority of feds, who don't belong to any union, be hit with a proposed 40 percent excise tax on high-value health plans years before the tax hits union members? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hopes to get some answers today.

Tags: P&B , excise tax , Mike Causey , FEEA , NARFE

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 04:00am EST

Shalala: feds to benefit from health care reform

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats stand within days if not hours of striking final deals on historic health care legislation. Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala echoes the confidence Congress is showing in OPM.

Tags: healthcare reform , mngt , Donna Shalala , HHS , University of Miami , OPM ,

Friday - 01/15/2010, 10:49am EST
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Health Care Reform: Include Me Out!

When it comes to health care reform, many federal workers think like the late great Samuel Goldwyn, one of the founders of MGM pictures. According to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, Goldwyn's motto was clear and concise: Include Me Out.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , healthcare reform , OPM

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 04:00am EST

Sen. Reid's amendment would shield FEHB from public option

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , public option

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 04:47pm EST
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Taxing Your Health Premiums

The Senate has a proposal that would tax so-called Cadillac coverage health plans, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports an expert on the subject says it could produce lower health premiums for feds and retirees.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , Walton Francis , excise tax ,

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 04:00am EST

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 , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , Walton Francis , Blue Cross

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

Great Year For Feds...So Far

This year will go down in the record books as the best-ever for federal workers, postal service employees and many government retirees, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey points out, every silver lining has a cloud.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FSA , TSP , COLA , locality pay

Friday - 12/04/2009, 04:00am EST
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