Are you one of those federal workers that is unwittingly playing Russian roulette with your lifetime health coverage? Mike Causey says you should be aware of the so-called 5-rule to protect your health insurance coverage when you retire or take a buyout.
Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM\'s plan to allow domestic partners of federal employees to be added to federal health plans.
For many federal workers there is one place you don\'t go, don\'t touch. It\'s their G-spot which, in this case, refers to the giant Group Plan, the FEHBP, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So does the G-spot bring you pleasure or pain?
Is it fair that a healthy young couple must pay the same health premiums as an older family with lots of kids and major medical issues, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders. For that matter, should a healthy elderly couple have to subsidize two sex-crazed younger workers?
Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the various plans the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
If William Shakespeare were alive today, and living in America, he would probably be retired or about to retire and facing the question of whether to purchase Medicare Part B or not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. As in to be or not to be...
Host Mike Causey is joined by Federal Times editor Steve Watkins, and NARFE retired benefits director David Snell. October 12, 2011
David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.
If you are a 5-foot-9-inch tall, 191 pound federal male, or a 5-foot-3-inch tall 163 pound G-woman, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s column is for you. Otherwise read it at your own risk.
Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for his perspective on what the changes mean for feds and what they should keep in mind when planning their finances for the coming year.
Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That\'s almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.
Changes to the computation of group rates in the FEHBP are coming. We talk with Checkbook\'s Walton Francis about what that may mean for you.