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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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TGIF or not

Whether you are working today or at home, take a minute to emerge from your turkey-induced haze and think about your 2015 health plan, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Friday - 11/28/2014, 02:00am EST

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 , FEHBP , Mike Causey , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season

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

The FEHBP's three prime numbers

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan is a game of numbers. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey shares which three numbers feds should be focusing on during open season.

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

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 02:00am EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Open season 2014 is underway. Feds who turn 65 next year are facing a decision whether or not to enroll in Medicare Part B. If they enroll, they'll be paying an additional $1,200 on top of what they already pay for Federal Employees Health Benefits Program coverage. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the pros and cons of enrolling in Part B.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , open season , Medicare Part B , National Institute of Transition Planning , benefits , In Depth , Francis Rose ,

Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:24pm EST
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FEHBP open season with Walton Francis

Walton Francis, author of the CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer your calls and emails about FEHBP open season.
November 12, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , open season , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:40pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the Benefits Expert

Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat about Open Season and federal benefits.

Tags: online chat , David Snell , open season , Mike Causey , FEHB , pay and benefits , NARFE

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:00am EDT
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