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Does your health plan pass the BS test?

Walton Francis on what you should be looking for, and what to avoid, while navigating the open season. It could mean a lot. Take the advice and then do…

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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov 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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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 file photo shows a page from the 2019 U.S. Medicare Handbook in Washington. Medicare Advantage enrollees get a new, second chance to find the right health coverage for 2019. The government added another enrollment window that started Jan. 1 and lasts until March 31. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

How to beat higher 2020 health premiums

Active and retired federal-postal workers, and their survivors have some of the best health insurance in the nation.

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