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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because various Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have been so good for so long, many feds in them haven’t bothered to shop around for maybe a better deal.
Each year hundreds, maybe thousands of feds learn the hard way about the five-year rule for keeping coverage under FEHBP in retirement.
Feds need to check their health benefits this open season, even if they don't intend on changing plans; the plans themselves could be changing.
Crippling medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in this country, but federal workers can avoid financial ruin — if they pay attention to open season.
Many people will actually pay less for coverage in 2019 than they are paying this year. That’s for sure, and it’s a very big deal.
The government should be the employer of choice for many people. But is it? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might recommend a government job, and some reasons why you might not.
President Donald Trump said a pay freeze wouldn’t hurt Uncle Sam in either recruiting or retaining good people. Government unions denounced the proposed pay freeze and Trump's attitude toward federal workers.
Some politicians think the at-will hiring system is so good and works so well they want to extend it to federal civil servants in the executive branch.
A complex regulation change from the Office of Personnel Management opens up a few more options to enrollees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).