health insurance

  • OPM unveils updated plan comparison tool as Open Season gets underway

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Open Season is underway and the Office of Personnel Management says it has updated its tool for participants to compare plans.

  • Federal workers could have benefits protected during future government shutdowns

    In today’s Federal Newscast, two bills to protect federal employees’ health insurance benefits during future government shutdowns advanced to the full House for a vote.

  • Health, life insurance during a shutdown?

    During a shutdown, health insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program continue for up to a year for workers in a nonpay status due to the shutdown.

  • Senator wants update on furloughed feds’ health coverage

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it’s making sure federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown are still receiving healthcare coverage.

  • Your 2019 fed must-do calendar

    To kick off the new year, Abraham Grungold in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, also a financial coach, developed this must-have calendar for feds and retirees.

  • For many, another crack at open season

    If you are like most federal workers and retirees the health insurance open season that ended earlier this month was just a big yawn. But there will another individual open season next year if you have a qualifying life event.

  • Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan answers Medicare questions

    If you’re one of 10,000 people who will turn 65 years old today, you’re probably at least thinking of retiring. For federal employees this brings complicated choices about healthcare insurance options.

  • Sleepwalking through another open season

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the health insurance open season ends today at close of business, which is bad news if you don’t like comparison shopping, but good news if you found the perfect plan for you and yours at a good price.

  • The question is: To (Medicare) B or not to B?

    Finding the best deal among 20 to 30 health plan options can be tough for young or healthy federal workers. But it is a real, albeit vital chore for those with less money and more medical problems.

  • Health insurance after you’ve gone

    Ever think what your spouse will do for health insurance after you’ve gone? He or she has been part of your family plan and they can continue coverage for life, provided you elect a survivor annuity for your spouse.