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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 , 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 , open season , 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 , open season , 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 , open season , 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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The end is near, seriously!

Not to put a damper on things but you have less than two weeks to pick your health plan and less than a month until the end of the world. We can help you big time with the first deadline, but when it comes to the Mayan calendar warnings, you are on your own, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 02:00am EST

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 , FEHBP , 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 , FEHBP , open season , Kaiser Permanente

Monday - 11/26/2012, 01:12pm EST
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Taking your Open Season questions

Walton Francis, THE expert on the federal health-insurance program, joined host Mike Cause to answer federal employees' and retirees' questions about finding the right plan during Open Season, which runs through Dec. 10.

Tags: Your Turn with Mike Causey , Walton Francis , pay and benefits , open season , health insurance , FEHBP , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , sequestration , Congress , budget , USPS

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 01:15pm EST
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Your other health plan option - failure

In inspirational movies, a heroic general often says things like, "failure is not an option." And that's silly, of course, because failure is always an option and that's especially true for millions of current and former federal workers - some of whom are sleepwalking their way through the health insurance hunting season, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 02:00am EST

Health premiums - Some agencies provide missing link

What do the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency have in common? Although their missions are very different, they are among the 40-plus agencies that are shelling out time and money to make it easier for their employees to pick the best health plan for 2013.

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

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:00am EST
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