Open Season for the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program kicks off Nov. 14 and runs through Dec. 12. Participants have about month to make changes to their health plans. But experts say only 6 percent of federal employees and retirees typically choose to make a change.
James Sauber, vice president of the National Association of Letter Carriers joins host Mike Causey to discuss the postal reform package and what it means for feds and retirees. October 26, 2016
Federal employees and their families will see a 4.4 percent increase in their Federal Employee Health Benefit premiums next year. But FEHBP participants will pay 6.2 percent toward their health care costs. The government share is 3.7 percent.
Insurance expert and author Walton Francis joins host Mike Causey to talk about how the pending Postal Service Reform Act, could affect the health care benefits of both postal and non-postal workers. September 28, 2016
Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is fast approaching, but starting Sept. 1, for the first time in 10 years federal employees can enroll or increase their life insurance without a health exam, through the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program.
Members of the House Oversight Committee unveiled draft legislation to reform the Postal Service. The agency is struggling to keep up with Congressional funding mandates as well as shifting volumes of mail.
Federal employees are one-step closer to a 1.6 percent pay raise in 2017 as the $21.7 billion Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill passed out of subcommittee.
All Federal Employee Health Benefit program carriers are required to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) benefits for children on the autism spectrum this year. The Office of Personnel Management is also adding 19 performance standards to measure how well the program's carriers are doing.
Picking the right health plan could save some federal workers $5,000 in premiums, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says lots of people are not dancing in the streets.
Are you a two-person family? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you've got about two weeks to give yourself a pay raise.
Maybe two can’t live as cheaply as one, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the twosome can engineer an immediate $5,000 raise.
Cybersecurity tops the list of spending priorities at the Office of Personnel Management in 2017. But President Barack Obama's budget request also addresses several governmentwide initiatives the administration already started.
Walton Francis, editor of the Consumers' Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, will answer your questions about the news self-plus-one health care option. February 10, 2016
Why are many federal couples like the kid who never got the Christmas pony he wanted? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sums it up in two words -- health insurance.