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Two can live as cheaply as one if

Some federal couples try to save money by each purchasing a self-only plan. The total premium will be less, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, but that could be a problem if both of you have a major illness or accident next year.

Tags: Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , health care , FEHBP , Mike Causey , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 02:00am EST

The end is near ...

The clock is ticking on open season, when federal employees can switch their health care plans. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not too late to save as much as $1,200 next year.

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

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 02:00am EST

Good news/bad news about your health plan

It's your usual good news/bad news situation when it comes to open season for feds choosing which health plans make the most sense and save the most money for them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:00am EST

Online Chat: Ask the Open Season Expert

Walton Francis, author of the annual Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants, joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat to discuss this year's Open Season.

Tags: open season , online chat , FEHBP , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

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

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

Survive Open Season and save a thousand bucks!

Do you have 3-1/2 minutes to invest in a project that could save you $1,000 to $2,000 next year? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

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

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:00am EST

The single life: Celebrating Open Season

Being single has its advantages. Especially when you are shopping for a health plan or a new doctor, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, just how good is the single life?

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

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 02:00am EST

Health insurance: Pay a little now or a lot later

You may be the healthiest person in the IRS or the most organic couple with the EPA, but that doesn't let you off the hook when it comes time to hunt for a health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 02:00am EST

Top 3 Tips for Open Season

Open Season, the time when federal employees and retirees can comb through more than 250 plans of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and make changes, kicks off today and runs through Dec. 9. Find some key pieces of information for the current Open Season and links to more information. Plus, benefits experts offer their three most important tips for Open Season.

Tags: OPM , open season , pay and benefits , FEHP , FEDVIP , Ed Zurndorfer , Tammy Flanagan ,

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 12:18pm EST
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