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.
There isn’t a whole lot that federal workers can do about proposals to trim or maybe even slash benefits in their retirement program.
The 2018 federal health premiums are out and overall premiums are going up an average of 6 percent.
The Office of Personnel Management announced the average premium rate increases for 2018 ahead of open season, which runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.
It stands to reason that premiums in a self-plus-one health plan would be lower than family plan premiums, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says not always.
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.
Ever take a selfie you didn’t like? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says lots of active and retired feds are disappointed with their selfie health plan’s premium.
Hundreds, maybe thousands of federal workers are holding the equivalent of a jackpot lottery ticket, but they better cash it in quickly, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
A few thousand Washington-area federal workers could be in for a surprise $100-a-week pay raise, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Picking the right health plan could save some federal workers $5,000 in premiums, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says lots of people are not dancing in the streets.