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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 , FEHBP , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

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

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 7, 2012

Carmen Middleton talks about overcoming stereotypes at the CIA. Paul Wormeli of IBM talk about how new technology is improving communication between law enforcement agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer offers tips for last minute Open Season choices.

Tags: Carmen Middleton , CIA , diversity , Paul Wormeli , Integrated Justice Systems Institute , IBM , Ed Zurndorfer , benefits , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:08pm 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 , FEHBP

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

FEHBP open season part 2

Insurance expert Walton Francis will answer your questions and emails about federal benefits.
December 5, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , health care , federal benefits , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 08:08pm EST
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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 , FEHBP

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 , FEHBP , health insurance , 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 , FEHBP , Walton Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 01:38pm EST
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Changes coming in 2013 to flexible spending accounts

As federal employees weigh health plan options during Open Season, federal benefits consultant Ed Zurndorfer advises feds not overlook flexible spending accounts.

Tags: flexible spending account , pay and benefits , health insurance , Ed Zurndorfer , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/30/2012, 03:13pm 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 , FEHBP , 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 , FEHBP , 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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