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Health plans: The end is near - like today

Usually when people say the end is near, they are either kidding or wrong. But if you are in the federal health program or would like to join up the end is near. As in today. Still looking for the best deal? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's "best buy" shopping list, especially if you are married to another federal worker.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/10/2012, 02:00am EST

Your health plan and the Nixon curse

Did you ever hear of the Nixon curse? Are you sick of having people push you to shop around for a health insurance plan? If so, rejoice, because Monday is the deadline for picking your 2013 health plan. After that, you won't have all those confusing options to kick around anymore for a long time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season ,

Friday - 12/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Health premiums: It pays to go postal

The health-insurance hunting season ends next Monday. When shopping around, this is a case where it pays to go postal if you can, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , open season ,

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 02:00am EST

Reality check: Shop or drop this Open Season

For most federal workers and retirees going over the fiscal cliff in January isn't the problem du jour. If you or a family member gets really sick, or has a serious accident in the new year that is reality, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. That, rightly so, will be your No. 1 problem. And whether you come out of it alive and kicking or financially strapped could depend on what you do between now and next Monday.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , open season , Walt Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Your last-minute questions as Open Season comes to a close

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis joins Bob Leins and John Elliott to answer those remaining questions you may have as you make your decision about your FEHBP this open season.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , John Elliott , Walt Francis , open season , Walton Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 01:38pm EST
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Playing catch-up with health insurance

Long before there was the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, there was the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which actually became a model for the new health-care law, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 02:00am EST

FEHBP open season

Walton Francis, author of the Consumer's Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, will provide tips on what to look for when choosing your health benefits.
November 28, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , Walton Francis , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , USPS , buyouts , early retirements , budget cuts , Mike Causey , Your Turn , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 12:08am EST
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Jimmy Choo at Payless Shoes?

Wouldn't it be great if you could get Jimmy Choo shoes or Savile Row suits at Payless Shoes or Wal-Mart? The hitch is you can't, and it's a reality federal workers and retirees need to consider when picking their 2013 health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , open season , Walt Francis

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 02:00am EST

Reps from Kaiser Permanente answer FEHBP questions

Director of Federal Sales and Account Management John C. Patrick and Dr. Fazi Sabi, OBGYN and site lead for the Gaithersburg Super Hub, join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to talk about the plans available to the federal employee in the Kaiser system.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , John Patrick , Fazi Sabi , open season , Kaiser Permanente

Monday - 11/26/2012, 01:12pm EST
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Two's a couple, three's a family!

Whether your family consists of just a husband or you have 18 dependents, a family is a family as far as Uncle Sam is concerned. And that ticks off couples who resent paying the same health premiums as those charged a large family, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Is that right?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , health insurance , David Snell

Monday - 11/26/2012, 02:00am EST
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