open season

  • Dodging the $2,000 bullet

    Are you good at doing nothing and hate shopping? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he can almost guarantee you’ll lose up to $2,000 next year if you work for Uncle Sam.

  • 5 reasons why you should change your health plan during Open Season

    Open Season for the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program kicks off Nov. 14 and runs through Dec. 12. Participants have about month to make changes to their health plans. But experts say only 6 percent of federal employees and retirees typically choose to make a change.

  • Decision 2016: Now, what’s for lunch?

    If your candidate won, congratulations. If your candidate lost, sorry about that. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says D-day’s over and it’s time to ask what’s for lunch.

  • Feds get first open season since 2004

    Unless you are getting younger and healthier every year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says September is a magic month for members of the federal family.

  • FEGLI open season & WAEPA

    Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey to discuss the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program open season and Shane Canfield will discuss the Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies program. September 7, 2016

  • OPM starts first open season for federal group life insurance in 12 years

    For the first time in 12 years, the Office of Personnel Management will hold an open season for eligible employees to sign up or choose from several types of coverage options under the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program. The open season will run from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Welcome to your mid-life crisis … again

    If you work for the federal government, are retired from government or are married to a fed, then Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s time to hit your reset button.

  • Pathways Program & open season

    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, Meredith Somers, and Mike O’Connell join host Mike Causey to discuss the Pathways Program, the upcoming health and life insurance open seasons, and the nearly useless factoid that appears in Mike’s daily column. August 31, 2016

  • Federal life insurance Open Season signals time to reevaluate health benefits

    Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is fast approaching, but starting Sept. 1, for the first time in 10 years federal employees can enroll or increase their life insurance without a health exam, through the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program.

  • Hit the health plan jackpot: A $5K pay raise

    A few thousand Washington-area federal workers could be in for a surprise $100-a-week pay raise, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.