Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

  • Your health plan vs. the law of averages

    Workers and retirees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program have several choices: They can shop around, talk with their primary physicians, or, like most people they can do nothing.

  • Open season: Is it time to switch health care plans?

    Walton Francis, editor of Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, joined host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about best buys during FEHBP open season and why more people need to switch health care plans.

  • Government shutdown and your health plan

    The possibility of a Dec. 7 partial government shutdown is another good reason feds and especially retired government workers should pick their 2019 health plan ASAP.

  • Confessions of a health plan hypocrite

    Over the long Thanksgiving weekend Mike Causey visited with probably two dozen current or former feds, none of whom have made any change in their health care coverage in the last five to seven years.

  • Open season: How to pick the best health plan for you

    Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook’s Guide To Health Plans For Federal Employees, joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss how to spot the best buys when picking out a federal health plan during open season. November 21, 2018

  • Picking a health plan is not rocket science

    The issue with the FEHBP is a good one: Too many plans and options to choose from. But the pros said you can narrow those choices down to two or three plans,

  • Your health plan: Good & bad news

    You may be in the best plan for you this open season. But you won’t know for sure unless you take some time to check your options.

  • How to get more for less from your federal health plan

    Walt Francis, a federal health plan expert, joined Federal News Network’s Mike Causey on Your Turn to answer your open season questions.

  • Medicare Part B: Do you need it?

    Do you need Medicare Part B? Can you afford it? Are there any alternatives? Walton Francis, editor of Consumers’ Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer those questions when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. December 6, 2017

  • December daze: Are you suffering deer-in-headlights anxiety?

    Between making open season decisions and worrying about a possible government shutdown, many feds’ heads are spinning.