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Open season with Walton Francis

Insurance expert and author Walton Francis will answer your calls and emails about open season. (This show originally aired Nov. 11)
December 2, 2013

Tags: For Your Benefit , open season

Monday - 12/02/2013, 12:00pm EST
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About those gaps ... in your teeth

Do you have a colleague who is always so upbeat, so happy that it gets on your nerves? If so, there is a sure-fire way to make him or her lose that grin, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Open season for federal employees

Tony Vergnetti will host a roundtable discussion of open season and the options available for federal workers.
November 1, 2013

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , open season , FEHBP , Anthony Vergnetti , Federal Employee Defense Services , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Joan Melanson , long term care , Long Term Care Partners , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:50pm EDT
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Issa bill would open FEHBP to all Americans, but at what cost?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that would open up the federal health program to all Americans, but one federal employee union has come out to oppose it and benefits experts question how much it would cost.

Tags: benefits , Darrell Issa , FEHBP , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:51pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - October 28, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Dave Barno , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/28/2013, 09:40am EDT

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 , open season , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Monday - 12/10/2012, 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 , open season ,

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 , open season , FEHBP , Walton Francis

Monday - 12/03/2012, 01:38pm EST
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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 ,

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 02:00am EST

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 ,

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