Medicare Part B

  • Do you need Medicare Part B? Can you afford it? Are there any alternatives? Walton Francis, editor of Consumers’ Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer those questions when he joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn. December 6, 2017

    December 05, 2017
  • Do you need to get Medicare Part B? What are the advantages of an HMO? What’s the difference between a self only plan, a self-plus-one plan and a family plan? Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, will answer those questions and more when he joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn.

    November 14, 2017
  • If somebody offered you $2,000 for two hours of work and it's not illegal, immoral or fattening, would you take it?

    November 14, 2017
  • The odds of you getting a $20,000-$40,000 buyout are slim so what can you do to build your retirement nest egg? Find out when federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn. September 27, 2017

    September 26, 2017
  • One of the tough choices for people turning 65 can be both important and expensive, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, namely choosing to purchase Medicare Part B coverage or not.

    May 09, 2017
  • If Shakespeare was a government employee now, which health plan would he pick? Mike Causey says Medicare to B or not to B, that's the question.

    December 05, 2016
  • The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.

    November 29, 2016
  • David Snell, director of retirement benefits at NARFE, joins host Mike Causey to go through the pros and cons of different health plans are available for both retirees and working feds. November 24, 2015

    November 24, 2015
  • NARFE's John Hatton and Katie Maddocks from the Federal Managers Association, join host Mike Causey to talk about some of the issues that Congress will tackle when it returns from its summer recess. September 2, 2015

    September 01, 2015
  • When they retire (or not) and hit age 65, federal workers have an important and expensive decision to make: if they should they buy Medicare Part B coverage, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

    August 06, 2015
  • Federal benefits expert John Elliot joins host Mike Causey to discuss how you should plan your retirement from the federal government. August 5, 2015

    August 04, 2015
  • Open season 2014 is underway. Feds who turn 65 next year are facing a decision — whether or not to enroll in Medicare Part B. If they enroll, they'll be paying an additional $1,200 on top of what they already pay for Federal Employees Health Benefits Program coverage. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the pros and cons of enrolling in Part B.

    November 14, 2014
  • With apologies to Shakespeare, the most common question federal workers ask at benefits seminars is the To B or Not to B question. Should they pay $1,200 a year for Medicare Part B, or rely on their federal health plan? Short answer: It depends, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    April 07, 2014
  • Federal health benefits expert Walton Francis will talk about FEHBP open season, and Federal Times reporter Sean Reilly will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers. November 14, 2012

    November 14, 2012