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Open Season, Part V - Aetna

Tom Bernatavitz, head of Aetna's Federal Plans, talks about open season options
Nov. 16, 2009

Tags: pay & benefits , For Your Benefit , Aetna , Tom Bernatavitz ,

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 12:50pm EST

Rep. Van Hollen offers help for feds with fewer Health Plan options

Open Season can be tough to navigate for some federal employees. Maryland Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen is trying to help federal workers understand their choices.

Tags: P&B , Christopher Van Hollen , open season , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 11:09am EST

Healthcare Reform End Game

The congressional steamroller working on health care reform doesn't appear to be a danger to your federal health plan, but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes, anything can, and often does, happen when Senate-House members go to a last minute conference.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , healthcare reform , excise tax

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 04:00am EST

Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?

Federal News Radio gets analysis about HR 3962 from the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee; in addition, the National Active and Retired Employees Association weighs in on its concerns.

Tags: pay & benefits , healthcare , Rep. Darrell Issa , Rep. Edolphus Towns , Capitol Hill , NARFE , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 08:30pm EST

Various amendments on Hill could affect Federal Employee Health Benefits Program

September 30, 2009 - Daniel Adcock, legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, keeps us up to speed on health care legislation and Steve Bauer, director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund fills us in on feds helping feds in need.

Tags: pay & benefits , Your Turn , Mike Causey , Senator Chuck Grassley , Senator Max Baucus , Senator Ron Wyden , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 10:24am EDT

Taxing Your Health Premiums

If you have a so-called Cadillac style health plan, the Senate wants to tax your premiums. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what the Senate considers a gold-plated plan.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , Mike Causey , Jim Moran , FEEA

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 04:00am EDT

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 , Charles Grassley , Ron Wyden , Blue Cross , 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 , Mike Causey , OPM , health insurance , premiums , Walton Francis , Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Empl , Suzanne Kubota , Blue Cross , GEHA , Kaiser

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 11:54am EDT

Some insurance companies leave Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan as Open Season approaches

OPM memo outlines which companies are leaving and what they must do before 2010. Insurance companies have to notify participants of their intent, but feds are responsible for finding new plans.

Tags: pay & benefits , Mike Causey , OPM , Dorothy Ramienski , health insurance

Monday - 10/12/2009, 05:03pm EDT
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