Choosing the Best Plan During Open Season

October 24, 2022 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO at The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan.

Today’s topic will focus on things to consider during Federal Open Season and how to get the most out of the health plan you choose. Paula is a Subject Matter Expert in Federal Health Insurance and serves on the adjunct faculty of the Foreign Service Institute. Paula will discuss:


COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare
OPM Initiatives and 2023 Benefits
Lifelong health/wellness and support for chronic conditions
Consider how you use health care
Latest on Medicare, including the new Federal Medicare Advantage Plans

Make sure you understand these supplemental plans

Pre-tax reimbursement for eligible costs
What is an eligible cost?
Rules on carryover amounts
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