Walt Francis

  • Are you overpaying for health insurance? Probably

    If wasting a couple-thousand dollars next year is no big deal to you, you can skip this.

  • The question is: To (Medicare) B or not to B?

    Finding the best deal among 20 to 30 health plan options can be tough for young or healthy federal workers. But it is a real, albeit vital chore for those with less money and more medical problems.

  • Easy-on-the-brain health plan tips

    The health insurance open enrollment season runs through close-of-business Dec. 10. Here are three quick tips for health plan hunters from Walton Francis, author of “Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans For Federal Employees.”

  • How to get more for less from your federal health plan

    Walt Francis, a federal health plan expert, joined Federal News Network’s Mike Causey on Your Turn to answer your open season questions.

  • Your health plan in jeopardy

    OK, so you are a finalist on TV’s “Jeopardy!” quiz show, but to win a million dollars, you must bet everything you’ve already won. It’s all or nothing.

  • 20-minute health plan planner

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could save a lot of money next year on health insurance if you plan ahead

  • Switching partners? How about switching health plans?

    Every year Uncle Sam holds an open season, when federal workers, retirees and their survivors can update, enroll in or change their benefits package.

  • $2,000 for 2 hours of work

    If somebody offered you $2,000 for two hours of work and it’s not illegal, immoral or fattening, would you take it?

  • Another tough year for feds

    How are you going to pay for next year’s health and long-term care premiums with only a 1 percent pay raise? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has a plan.

  • Time to commit an unnatural act?

    Is there an unnatural act in your future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if you are a government worker or retiree, you’ve got the green light to go ahead.