Open season with Walton Francis

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…

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In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 photo, a 3D printed stethoscope, right, is seen next to a traditional medical stethoscope in Gaza City. In a territory lacking many basic medical supplies, Dr. Tarek Loubani says he has designed a stethoscope that can be made by a 3-D printer for just $2.50 _ a fraction of the cost of leading brands. Some doctors say the equipment is just as good. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

Walt Francis: Now (and later) is the time for a self-plus-one switch

Mike Causey hosted health insurance expert Walton Francis for an online chat on the self-plus-one option currently being offered by the Federal Employees…

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Self-plus-one: Good bet or one-trick pony?

Why are many federal couples like the kid who never got the Christmas pony he wanted? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sums it up in two words — health…

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OPM offers ‘limited’ second chance for FEHB change

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1 and running through Feb. 29 members of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program are getting the chance to adjust their plans during a limited enrollment period — but there’s a lot of fine print.

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