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  • Medicare Part B and your health plan: Good idea?

    One of the key questions facing those eligible for Medicare is should they take part B and pay its premiums in addition to one of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program plans?

  • Sleepwalking through open season

    Uncle Sam will spend a small fortune over the next couple of months making it easier for 2.8 million government workers to get the best health plan next year for the fewest amount of premium dollars.

  • Does your federal health plan cover bankruptcy?

    Even if you have an overall good health plan — such as one of the FEHBP options — the most important thing is its catastrophic coverage. 

  • Open season ends today: Here’s what you need to know

    If you’re a federal or postal worker, or a retiree who’s been shopping around for a new health care plan, then the clock is ticking.

  • Your health plan in jeopardy

    OK, so you are a finalist on TV’s “Jeopardy!” quiz show, but to win a million dollars, you must bet everything you’ve already won. It’s all or nothing.

  • Is it time to change your health plan?

    Most federal workers rarely change their health plans. Is that a mistake? Find out when Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. November 29, 2017

  • Reasons not to change health plans: The devil you know

    Against statistics and advice, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says only about 6 percent of health policyholders change plans.

  • Your partner or your health plan?

    Every year, Uncle Sam holds an extensive and expensive open season when federal workers, retirees and their survivors can update, enroll in or change their benefits package.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Now’s the time to pick your federal health plan

    You’ve got more choices than most people know what to do with. Open season is underway, so you’ve got to pick something between now and Dec. 11.

  • Riding your spouse’s health plan? Time to dismount!

    Whatever advantages the non-fed health plan has while you are both working will likely disappear when your spouse retires.