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Health premium surprise

With pay frozen and pensions threatened, federal workers and retirees have been waiting for the next shoe to drop the what's-next moment. But it could be good news for a change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, like changes to your health insurance package.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits ,

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Are you making a $14,000 mistake?

If you focus only on premiums next year, you could be making a $14,000 error when picking your 2012 health plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Open Season , Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 02:00am EST

A Health Plan Designed For You

Why should federal workers who diet, exercise and have healthy lifestyles have to pay the same health insurance premiums as their overweight, unhealthy office mates?

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Wednesday - 10/08/2008, 11:37am EDT

Health Premiums: You Really Want The Truth?

Health care premiums are going up an average of 8 percent, but for people in some plans their share of premiums will double or even triple. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why and what you can do about it.

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Wednesday - 10/08/2008, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Assessment Score Card!

If you are feeling paranoid, that is you are convinced that people in high places are out to get you, you can relax. You are not crazy. That's the good part. The bad part, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is you are right to worry because your pay, pension and health insurance package are all on the chopping block. You need a scorecard to keep track, and we've got it.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , scorecard , pay freeze , FERS , CSRS , retirement

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:00am EDT

Feds: Wake Me When the Nightmare's Over

If you are a fed who wants to get ahead, or simply survive, you rather spend quality time with Jake Gyllenhaal or Newt Gingrich, or how about partying with either Angelina Jolie or Typhoid Mary? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one might be more fun than the other but what about your place on the job learning curve.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , retirement , pay debate ,

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

Pay, Pensions, Premiums

Health premiums and pay for active duty federal workers are both going up next year. One more than the other. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes retirees are going to have to pay the same premiums but without any increase in benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , 2011 pay raise , COLA ,

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 04:00am EDT

Health Premiums: Assume The Position!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says news of big health insurance premium hikes in 2010 had one two effects on federal workers and retirees...it either put them on the floor, in shock, or on their knees, in gratitude.

Tags: Mike Causey , FEHBP , P&B

Friday - 10/02/2009, 04:00am EDT

A Health Plan Designed For You

Why should federal workers who diet, exercise and have healthy lifestyles have to pay the same health insurance premiums as their overweight, unhealthy office mates?

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Wednesday - 10/08/2008, 11:37am EDT

Health Premiums: You Really Want The Truth?

Health care premiums are going up an average of 8 percent, but for people in some plans their share of premiums will double or even triple. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why and what you can do about it.

Tags: OPM

Wednesday - 10/08/2008, 04:00am EDT