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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

Plan B: You need 4 of them when shopping for insurance

In most serious situations, it's good to have a fallback Plan B. When shopping for health insurance you need four of them, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Monday - 12/02/2013, 02:00am EST

FEHBP, Medicare & the retiree blues

If you are like many federal workers -- and most retirees -- you won't do anything during the health-insurance Open Season, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And that could be a very costly mistake, especially for workers and particularly retirees in the most popular plans: Blue Cross Standard option and Blue Cross Basic. Both are excellent but one costs nearly twice as much as the other.

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

Friday - 11/29/2013, 02:00am EST

Sorry, your retirement date is extended 5 years!

Suppose Congress passed a law requiring you to work an extra five years? You'd be furious, right? Suppose, because you are just plain cheap, you forced yourself to work an extra five years? Guess what? It happens every day, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 02:00am EST

His and her health plans? Not so fast...

Should you and your significant other be in the same federal family health plan? Or should you each enroll in self-only plans? Think about it, because the health insurance hunting season closes Dec. 9, and picking the wrong plan could cost you big-time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , open season , Walt Francis

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 02:00am EST

Open Season with SAMBA and Long Term Care Partners

SAMBA Executive Director Walt Wilson and Deputy Director Pam Cummings, as well as Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners, talk about your Open Season options.
November 25, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , open season , SAMBA , Walt Wilson , Pam Cummings , FEHBP , Joan Melanson , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , Blue Cross Blue Shield , Medicare , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 11/25/2013, 05:09pm EST
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Feds shopping online on the job

Millions of federal workers are shopping online while they are at work. But don't get mad or hang your head in shame, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. This is a good thing that could save everybody -- especially the taxpayers -- a lot of money.

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

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:00am EST

Best buys during Open Season

Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plan for Federal Employees, and NARFE's David Snell will answer your open season questions.
November 20, 2013 (Encore presentation November 27, 2013)

Tags: pay and benefits , health care , FEHBP , open season , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , HealthCare.gov , IT procurement , FBI , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:36pm EST
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The Newlywed Game -- federal-style

Trying to decide whether to formalize or end a relationship? If so, this is the perfect time to step back and consider your options, because your health and your finances could be at stake, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 02:00am EST
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