Medicare

  • Do feds need Medicare when they already have FEHB?

    Jagger Esch, President & CEO of Elite Insurance Partners & MedicareFAQ.com, clarifies how Federal Employee Health Benefits and Medicare work together.

  • How to beat higher 2020 health premiums

    Active and retired federal-postal workers, and their survivors have some of the best health insurance in the nation.

  • Should you suspend your health premiums in 2020?

    NOTE: Mike Causey is on vacation. The following article was originally published on May 21 of this year. When budgeting, income and outgo are at the top of most people’s list. And one of the biggest…

  • Should you suspend your FEHB premiums in 2020?

    For Medicare eligible individuals, there is an option that works for lots of people. Suspend Federal Employees Health Benefits coverage, enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan and pay for Medicare Part B.

  • Innovative solutions to healthcare issues

    On this EXTRA episode, Judith Feder, Georgetown professor and healthcare reform expert during the Clinton administration; and Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and former cabinet member in both the Clinton and Obama administrations; discuss the myriad ideas surrounding healthcare reform in the US and what effect it might have on the DC region.

  • New benefits for Medicare Advantage in 2019: Should feds consider these plans?

    Danielle Roberts, the co-founder at Boomer Benefits, details the options for long-term care benefits for federal employees and retirees.

  • Social Security, Medicare — uh oh!

    Social Security and Medicare are both moving toward their insolvency dates. If everyone likes them, why not fix them?

  • Understanding Social Security: Tips to Help You Maximize Your Benefit Amount

    Insight by NITP, Inc. March 18, 2019 –  Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host John Elliott, Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP, welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration.  Social Security…

  • Medicare racks up more than $7B annually for lab tests

    It looks like changes to the program could make it worse. James Cosgrove, director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office, had more details.

  • 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.