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Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , benefits , TSP , G-fund , Federal Report , House Budget Committee

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

5 things that could be coming to your FEHBP plan in 2016

Expect some new health care options when open season rolls around later this year. We break down the Office of Personnel Management's letter to insurers about 2016 coverage.

Tags: FEHBP , health insurance , OPM , Earl Gay , transgender , self plus one , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 12:35pm EDT

Keith Trippie, Chief Executive Officer, Trippie Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs investigated a security hole in a telehealth program. VA said personal information for more than 7,000 vets was been exposed, but the Federal Times reports both the VA and the vendor that provided the service said no data was stolen. Keith Trippie, chief executive officer of The Trippie Group, was former executive director of the Enterprise System Development Office at the Department of Homeland Security. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose even with the security risks telehealth initiatives will help government serve citizens better and save the government money in a couple different ways.

Tags: Keith Trippie , Trippie Group , cybersecurity , Health IT , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 201

Monday - 12/29/2014, 05:09pm EST

Health Premiums: They could be sooo much worse!

Although most people realize the government picks up part of the premium, a lot of people don't realize what a difference that makes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Pick or pay, your call

The good news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that there's still time to save $1,000 to $2,000 next year on health premiums. The bad news is that time is running out!

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

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 02:00am 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: Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , benefits , workforce , retirement , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:59pm EST
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Open Season continues with Kaiser Permanente

This week on the For Your Benefit radio show, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome John Patrick, FEHB director for Kaiser Permanente for the Maryland/Washington, D.C./Virginia region to the show. This is the latest in our series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans available to feds during Open Season.

Tags: open season , Kaiser Permanente , For Your Benefit , FEHP , benefits , pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , John Patrick

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:15am EST
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