Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Shereyah Barbera, Annice Sterling, and Magdelena Litwinczuk, ICU nurses from Northwell Health, a New York hospital chain, who will support ICU teams at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, link arms at a news conference in Murray, Utah on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Health plan perk: No taxes, ever — a Roth IRA on steroids!

Most federal workers and retirees pay health insurance premiums to one of the many plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. But a growing…

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Are you overpaying for health insurance? Probably

If wasting a couple-thousand dollars next year is no big deal to you, you can skip this.

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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sleepwalking through open season

Uncle Sam will spend a small fortune over the next couple of months making it easier for 2.8 million government workers to get the best health plan next…

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In this June 15, 2018 photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. A prescription drug compromise that would lower costs for Medicare recipients has cleared a key hurdle in the Senate, but Republican resistance signals trouble when the legislation goes to the floor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Is your glass half full or half empty? Check your health plan

Nobody likes to pay more for anything. But is it possible that the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program isn’t the ripoff many think it is?

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