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Furloughs, layoffs and health premiums

Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will discuss furloughs, layoffs, and other issues affecting federal workers.
September 11, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , budget battle , Congress , sequestration , furloughs , layoffs , Federal employee retirement , pay freeze , Greg Stanford , Federal Managers Association , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , mike causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 09:30pm EDT

Open Season crunch time: What to do NOW

Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice has some quick tips in the last-minute days before the Open Season deadline.

Tags: pay and benefits , Ann Vanderslice , Federal Drive , FEHBP , open season , OPM

Friday - 12/09/2011, 11:33am EST

OPM making changes to FEHBP - Is that good news?

In a recent letter to insurers, the Office of Personnel Management requested some changes to federal health plans. Brace yourselves: It's mostly good news. The Federal Drive talked to health-benefits expert Walt Francis to get the details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Walt Francis , FEHBP , OPM ,

Friday - 04/06/2012, 06:06pm EDT

Playing Russian roulette with your health plan

Are you one of those federal workers that is unwittingly playing Russian roulette with your lifetime health coverage? Mike Causey says you should be aware of the so-called 5-rule to protect your health insurance coverage when you retire or take a buyout.

Tags: pay and benefits , mike causey , FEHBP ,

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

Shop Before You Drop!

There is something you can do right now to protect yourself against a worst-case-scenario next year. And save money in the process. Start by checking out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: P&B , mike causey ,

Friday - 11/21/2008, 04:00am EST

Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: mike causey , FEHBP , Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 02:05am EDT

Free forum on federal health plans offered in Md.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen hosts federal health plan forum.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , pay and benefits , open season , FEHBP , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:17pm EST

Everything you need to know about Open Season

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Walton Francis, Editor of the Checkbook Guide Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, to discuss available health plans, what's new this year and the costs.
November 1, 2010

Tags: Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Walton Francis , open season , FEHB , pay and benefits , FEHBP

Friday - 10/29/2010, 12:05pm EDT

OPM in the hotseat over health care

Unhappiness about changes to a cherished benefit

Tags: P&B , OPM , Blue Cross Blue Shield , Stephen Gammarino , Walton Francis , Nancy Kichak , Congressman Danny Davis , Office of Personnel Management , FEHB

Thursday - 12/04/2008, 08:53am EST

Tips For the Season

Tags: P&B , premiums , Ed Zurndorfer , open season

Friday - 11/14/2008, 10:28am EST
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