(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A new government report estimates that government will be paying nearly half the nation’s health care tab within 10 years. That’s even without “Medicare-for-all,” the government-run plan for all Americans that some Democratic presidential contenders are calling for. Driving the increase is traditional Medicare, experiencing a surge in enrollment as aging baby boomers shift out of private coverage. The report comes from nonpartisan experts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Is your health plan a Cadillac or a Chevy?

One of the best things about being a current or retired fed is the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. And you can maximize the benefit by putting…

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Federal employees will pay nearly 5% more toward health premiums in 2021

Participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) can expect to pay, on average, 4.9% more for their health insurance in 2021. Participants…

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OPM adds new dental and vision options for 2021

The Office of Personnel Management has added a few new dental and vision insurance options for federal employees ahead of the upcoming open season.

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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. The nation's largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year. UnitedHelathcare said Tuesday, March 6, 2018, that it will pass along rebates from drug manufacturers to customers when they fill a prescription. Those rebates could amount to a few bucks or several hundred dollars, depending on the drug. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Sleepwalking through open season — again

The end of the federal health insurance open season is just days away but by now most people in the 30-plus plans and options have made their decision.

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