health care premiums

  • 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?

  • Federal employees will pay over 5% more toward FEHB premiums in 2020

    After last year’s record low premium rate increases, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will pay, on average, more than 5% more for their premiums in 2020.

  • D-Day for pay raise, health premiums, retiree COLA

    The size and purchasing power of your 2020 biweekly paycheck or monthly annuity payment will be decided in a couple of months. The good news about the January 2020 COLA for federal, military and Social Security retirees is that there almost certainly will be one.

  • Federal employees to see some relief in FEHBP premium increases in 2019

    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.

  • Open season with Walton Francis

    Do you need to get Medicare Part B? What are the advantages of an HMO? What’s the difference between a self only plan, a self-plus-one plan and a family plan? Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer those questions and more when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn.

  • Here’s how much more federal employees will pay for health care in 2018

    The Office of Personnel Management announced the average premium rate increases for 2018 ahead of open season, which runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.

  • Hottest game in town: What’s my premium?

    Federal health insurance premiums are going up next year, but do you know how much? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the averages being quoted can be misleading.

  • Sleepwalking (or not) through open season

    If past is prologue, most federal and postal workers will either sleepwalk through the open season and do nothing. Others will wait until the last minute, shop frantically and, in most cases, stick with the plan they’ve been in for years, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Sequestration and health care

    Host Mike Causey will discuss the potential impact of sequestration with Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Women, and Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times. September 26, 2012