Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

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Open Season: Shop online and on company time for your health plan

What if you worked for an outfit that paid most of the premium for dozens of health plan options available to you, and allowed you to shop on the clock?…

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A sign by a nearby road intersection advertises a First Choice Emergency Room, rear, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Richardson, Texas. Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Health plan: How to avoid bankruptcy in 2020

Unexpected things happen, and if that means a major medical emergency and you don’t have the right FEHB plan, you could be in big-time trouble.

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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 year for the fewest amount of premium dollars.

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