Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Who is spying on your cell phone?

    Lockheed Martin beefs up network security threats protection, Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data

  • FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

    The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House’s proposals in the 2014 budget request.

  • Open Season with SAMBA and Long Term Care Partners

    SAMBA Executive Director Walt Wilson and Deputy Director Pam Cummings, as well as Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners, talk about your Open Season options. November 25, 2013

  • Shutdown preppers update

    Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your BFATO? (That stands for Best Friend At The Office, and is pronounced Bee-Fat-Oh). Get him or her one of those prepper kits. You know, packages containing a week, month or year’s supply of delicious all-you-add-is-water meals. Something to get someone through hard times if you are a fed, like enforced idleness. A real possibility with a shutdown like the one in 2013.

  • Are you in the wrong health plan?

    David Snell, director of retirement benefits at NARFE, joins host Mike Causey to go through the pros and cons of different health plans are available for both retirees and working feds. November 24, 2015

  • Another health insurer sues over Affordable Care Act payouts

    Blue Cross Blue Shield has joined the growing number of health insurers who have sued the federal government over a shortfall in pay-outs under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Health plans: Pain in butt or pain in wallet? Your call!

    The 2018 federal health premiums are out and overall premiums are going up an average of 6 percent.

  • Adding more FEHB options may not lower health care costs, GAO says

    Nearly two-thirds of participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program were enrolled in one of the two Blue Cross Blue Shield Association fee-for-service plans as of 2015.

  • Is most popular health plan best for you?

    Put 10 federal workers from 10 different agencies in the same room, and odds are at least six of them have the same health plan.

  • Open season with Walton Francis

    Do you need to get Medicare Part B? What are the advantages of an HMO? What’s the difference between a self only plan, a self-plus-one plan and a family plan? Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer those questions and more when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn.