Walton Francis, expert and adviser on federal health insurance joined Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat about navigating FEHBP’s increases and plan eliminations for 2016.
It’s always good to know your options, especially when it comes to figuring out your health insurance premiums next year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Expect some new health care options when open season rolls around later this year. We break down the Office of Personnel Management’s letter to insurers about 2016 coverage.
Health insurance premiums for white-collar federal workers or government retirees will run anywhere from $1,200 to nearly $6,000 next year. Wouldn’t it be nice to save $1,000? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
What if you’re a federal employee or retiree who gets sick overseas? Will your health insurance plan cover you? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has all the answers — or knows someone who does.
John Patrick and Dr. Amy Banulis from Kaiser Permanente join host Bob Leins to discuss the company’s health care plan. November 18, 2013
Health premiums for federal employees are going up an average of 3.7 percent, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Postal Service employees, who separate negotiating rights over premiums, will see, on average, a 3.8 percent increase.
The launch of state insurance exchanges will have little impact on most federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management says. It’s a different story for OPM, itself, however. Due to its experience managing the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, OPM has been tasked with managing a part of the new health exchange system.
The Office of Personnel Management is in talks with six additional health care providers to join the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, according to John O’Brien, OPM’s director of health care and insurance. OPM has been working over the past few years to add plans to the FEHB program in a bid to increase competition, O’Brien said in a keynote address at the 2013 FEHB Carrier Conference in Arlington, Va.
Benefits consultant Walton Francis offers top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.