open season

  • Health premiums – Some agencies provide missing link

    What do the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency have in common? Although their missions are very different, they are among the 40-plus agencies that are shelling out time and money to make it easier for their employees to pick the best health plan for 2013.

  • Open season, Medicare part B, Petraeus, & sequestration

    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

  • Pick a health plan: Monkey, goldfish or you?

    There are several ways to select your 2013 federal health plan: You can do nothing, and stay where you are. You can let your pet chimp or clever goldfish make the selection. Or, you can do a little homework and save yourself $1,000 or more next year. It’s your call, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • A guide to the federal health plans for Open Season

    Walton Francis, editor of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plans for Federal Employee, answers your questions about health care benefits and costs.

    November, 12, 2012

  • Tips for Open Season 2013

    Benefits consultants Walton Francis and Ed Zurndorfer offer top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

  • Medicare Part B and the presidential election

    NARFE’s David Snell joins host Mike Causey to talk about best health care buys for federal retirees. Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will discuss the presidential election and its impact on feds. November 7, 2012

  • Open Season with FSAFEDS

    Bart Turney from FSAFEDS discusses the benefits of flexible spending accounts. November 5, 2012

  • Health, life insurance & a shrinking tax break

    Health insurance is a must-have item for everybody. But there is more than health insurance at issue during the big benefits hunting season that kicks off Nov.12 and runs through Dec. 10. Sleep through it at your peril, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Open season means more than choosing health insurance

    John Montague talks about life insurance and Sean Reilly discuses the U.S. Postal Service’s finances and more this week on Your Turn.

  • OPM details 2013 health plan premium increases

    Federal employees will see a slight increase — averaging 3.4 percent — in what they pay towards their 2013 health plan premiums.