health care

  • It’s your choice: Bankruptcy insurance or catastrophic coverage

    During open season, feds and retirees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program have dozens of choices ranging from low-premium health maintenance organizations to plans that provide national and worldwide coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Federal employees’ health care premiums are going up once again by 3.8 percent on average. That’s less of an increase than what feds saw in 2014 and below the industry average. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the changes to federal employees’ 2015 health care coverage.

  • DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

    The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

  • DHA builds a healthier DoD workforce through shared services

    From health records to rubber gloves, the Defense Health Agency is streamlining health care at the Pentagon. In this week’s Agency of the Month radio show, host Lauren Larson speaks with Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

  • New era in military medicine takes hold

    “For the first time, you have an operational level organization that can directly interface with all the services — get their input, organize themselves, really solicit and collaborate with the services — so we can build a better military health system,” Major General Richard Thomas, chief medical officer and director of DHA Healthcare Operations, told Federal News Radio.

  • Peter Gosselin, senior health care analyst, Bloomberg Government

    The administration considers cutting IT spending to fund Obamacare.

  • John Teeter, Global Center of Excellence for Health, KPMG

    Health care data comes from unexpected places.

  • TRICARE ready to close 189 customer service centers April 1

    TRICARE, the military family health care provider, is set to close 189 of its U.S. customer service centers. Customers will be able to access all of the same services online or by telephone.

  • Best buys during Open Season

    Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plan for Federal Employees, and NARFE’s David Snell will answer your open season questions. November 20, 2013 (Encore presentation November 27, 2013)

  • Insurance exchange issues and more

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine the technical problems with the website, their impact, and who is responsible for the progam’s shortfalls. October 31, 2013