self-plus-one

  • 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 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.

  • Will higher health premiums erase pay raise?

    There isn’t a whole lot that federal workers can do about proposals to trim or maybe even slash benefits in their retirement program.

  • Health plans: Pain in butt or pain in wallet? Your call!

    The 2018 federal health premiums are out and overall premiums are going up an average of 6 percent.

  • Here’s how much more federal employees will pay for health care in 2018

    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.

  • Can two selfies live as cheaply as a self-plus-one selfie?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Another disappointing selfie?

    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.

  • Last chance ever to pocket $5K now

    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.

  • 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.

  • Self-plus-one, how the other half lives… and saves

    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.