Federal Employee Health Benefits Program

  • ISO soulmate with good health plan

    Savvy single federal workers looking for both love and a low-cost health plan can kill two birds with one stone during the health insurance open season. With careful planning and a little luck, they may…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Surprise: You’ve gotta work another 5 years, sorry!

    Planning on enrolling in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program after retirement? Ever hear of the 5-year rule? Many haven’t. Until it’s too late.

  • Medicare Part B and your health plan: Good idea?

    One of the key questions facing those eligible for Medicare is should they take part B and pay its premiums in addition to one of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program plans?

  • Design your own buyout for December and January

    Fast approaching is the health benefits open enrollment period from Nov. 11-Dec. 9, when workers and retirees should shop carefully for the best deal for them and their families.

  • Are you overpaying for health insurance?

    It’s very likely, especially if you haven’t changed plans in the past few years or are retired, that you are paying more in premiums than necessary.

  • 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?

  • 2020 taxes, your TSP, mortgage and health premiums

    Because of the 2017 tax law, many were surprised to learn that it no longer paid to itemize deductions that had been important in the past.

  • 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.