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The joys and sorrows of shopping naked

Open season is upon us. That's the annual period when federal employees get the chance to change their health plans. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the vast majority of them -- 96 percent -- don't take advantage of this opportunity and may be losing out on considerable savings.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , benefits , health , open season

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 02:00am EST

Are you in the wrong health care plan?

Health plan expert Walton Francis says that about half of all federal employees are paying too much for heath care. Now that it's Open Season, feds have a chance to turn that around.

Tags: Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , health care , benefits , workforce , retirement , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:59pm EST
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Open season and Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis answers your questions about FEHBP Open Season.
November 10, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , FEHBP , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , HMOs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:13pm EST
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Online Chat: Ask the Benefits Expert

Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat about Open Season and federal benefits.

Tags: online chat , David Snell , open season , Mike Causey , FEHB , health care , pay and benefits , NARFE

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:00am EDT

It's your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , FEHBP , health care , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Sleepwalking (or not) through open season

If past is prologue, most federal and postal workers will either sleepwalk through the open season and do nothing. Others will wait until the last minute, shop frantically and, in most cases, stick with the plan they've been in for years, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , pay and benefits , health care premiums

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Feds' health care costs to increase by 3.2 percent in 2015

The Office of Personnel Management released the latest costs for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Tuesday, which show an increase of less than 4 percent for the fourth straight year.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , federal employees health benefits program , open season , Jason Miller , health

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 02:06pm EDT

Coming up: The dullest, most important weekend of the year

Is the upcoming weekend a time for dinner, dancing and romance or are you going to curl up with a batch of health-insurance brochures? The latter might the smarter choice, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , open season , FEHBP

Friday - 12/06/2013, 02:00am EST

Weighing your healthcare options

Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, will answer your calls and emails about open season.
December 4, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , Walton Francis , healthcare , FEHBP , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:00pm EST
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Are you perfect in every way? If so, skip this...

If you live a perfect lifestyle and your parents and grandparents celebrated their 85th anniversary in the Bridal Suite of your local Motel 6, you can skip today's column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Otherwise, listen up.

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

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 02:00am EST
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