• Open season for participants in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) runs Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Here's what you should know.

    November 09, 2018
  • After several years of premium rate increases that reached as high 6.4 percent, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see more modest increases in 2019.

    September 26, 2018
  • Hundreds, maybe thousands of federal workers are holding the equivalent of a jackpot lottery ticket, but they better cash it in quickly, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

    February 26, 2016
  • Would you like your health plan to pay your premiums? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said there is a way, provided you do it before the end of Open Season on Dec. 14.

    December 04, 2015
  • Benefits experts at the Office of Personnel Management fielded questions from federal employees and annuitants during a Twitter chat. Self-plus-one was one of the questions feds were most interested in finding out more about.

    December 03, 2015
  • Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat about Open Season and federal benefits.

    October 22, 2014
  • Pay, pensions and health insurance premiums are all going up in the next several months. But definitely not at the same rate, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. White collar workers know what their January 2015 raise will be. But the cost of living adjustment for retirees is still to be decided, and new (and in some cases higher) health premiums will be unveiled in October.

    September 29, 2014
  • The Office of Personnel Management just issued a final rule that lets a subset of federal employees enroll in or switch dental and vision plans outside of the open enrollment periods. The amendment goes into effect next month.

    July 17, 2014
  • While federal employees gave high marks on usefulness and importance to the Thrift Savings Plan, only a small percentage said they had flexible spending accounts because they saw little value in the program. The results are part of a survey that OPM has been doing since 2004 to gauge worker opinions on the health and wellness benefits it offers.

    July 10, 2014
  • Crushing medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy. But you can avoid that by choosing one of the many federal health plans, and picking one that limits your maximum out-of-pocket costs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    November 12, 2013
  • The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

    March 22, 2013
  • In inspirational movies, a heroic general often says things like, "failure is not an option." And that's silly, of course, because failure is always an option and that's especially true for millions of current and former federal workers - some of whom are sleepwalking their way through the health insurance hunting season, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    November 21, 2012
  • When it comes to picking a federal health plan, two cannot live as cheaply as one - you want to be the Lone Ranger, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    November 20, 2012
  • 92 percent of plans have taken steps to educate their members about health information technology, but less than 5 percent of members are accessing their records online.

    November 14, 2011