federal open season

  • Modern Primary Care for Federal Employees

    If you’re on a GEHA medical plan and in the D.C. area, one of your medical benefits is a One Medical membership at no additional cost for you, your spouse, and your dependents age 14 and up.

  • Federal Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (USOPM)

    Insight by NITP, Inc. November 4, 2019 – Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Jay Fritz, Program Manager, Program Support and Analysis, Healthcare and Insurance, U.S. Office of Personnel Management. It is that time of year again…

  • Upcoming Federal Open Season

    Insight by NITP, Inc. July 22, 2019 –  Host Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of…

  • Special Operations Command to issue ethics guidance, amid scandals

    In today’s Federal Newscast, U.S. SOCOM General Raymond Thomas III calls for a 90-day review amid a handful of ethics scandals.

  • Health insurance after you’ve gone

    Ever think what your spouse will do for health insurance after you’ve gone? He or she has been part of your family plan and they can continue coverage for life, provided you elect a survivor annuity for your spouse.

  • When health premiums and your budget collide

    When low premiums are a must it’s hard to beat the federal employee health benefits program. Uncle Sam pays the lion’s share of the premium and there are some bargains in the program, if you know where to look.

  • DoD imposes financial sanctions on TRICARE contractor amid ongoing transition problems

    Incomplete, inaccurate provider database remains a major problem, 11 months after new vendors took over TRICARE management.

  • 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.

  • 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,