When low premiums are a must it’s hard to beat the federal employee health benefits program. Uncle Sam pays the lion’s share of the premium and there are some bargains in the program, if you know where to look.
Jonathan McDonald, executive vice president of TransUnion, explains why agencies need to look to non-traditional data sources to better understand their risks.
Because various Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have been so good for so long, many feds in them haven’t bothered to shop around for maybe a better deal.
Each year hundreds, maybe thousands of feds learn the hard way about the five-year rule for keeping coverage under FEHBP in retirement.
Day trading with your retirement nest egg can be exhilarating and disappointing, sometimes at the same time. Guessing when the market has peaked or bottomed out is tough.
Ed Meagher, a retired Department of Veterans Affairs chief technology office and deputy chief information officer, explained why VA is repeating mistakes of the past modernization projects.
AI research aims not just for brain-like intelligence but also the brain’s low power requirements.
Workers and retirees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program have several choices: They can shop around, talk with their primary physicians, or, like most people they can do nothing.
We often complain about problems in government, or problems we believe government can solve, but do not always see a way to go beyond complaining and get started on making a difference.
Walton Francis, editor of Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, joined host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about best buys during FEHBP open season and why more people need to switch health care plans.
The possibility of a Dec. 7 partial government shutdown is another good reason feds and especially retired government workers should pick their 2019 health plan ASAP.
A recent GAO report concluded that employees believe agencies are doing reasonably well on four of OPM’s Five Phases of Performance Management, with improvement needed on rewarding.
Why does the Department of Veterans Affairs need Apple for mobile electronic health record, and why should Apple get a prescription cut?
Over the long Thanksgiving weekend Mike Causey visited with probably two dozen current or former feds, none of whom have made any change in their health care coverage in the last five to seven years.