Walton Francis

The Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Guide and FEHBP Open Season with Walton Francis

November 8, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, our hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome insurance expert and author…

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Minimal COVID impact on many federal health premiums

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed, in Washington. A new study finds that more than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees _ 53% _ struggle to pay their medical bills. Prescription drugs are the leading problem. The researchers who wrote Monday’s report in the journal Health Affairs were surprised by their findings, since Medicare is considered relatively good coverage.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Does your health plan have an IRA-on-steroids option?

Interested in a health plan that would give you $1,000 to $2,000 a year for staying healthy?

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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions as they get more involved in their customers’ health. Late last year, CVS Health announced a roughly $69 billion deal to buy another insurer, Aetna. Those companies plan to convert drugstores into health care hotspots that people can turn to for a variety of needs in between doctor visits. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

60% of feds in wrong health plan — does that include you?

With 10 working days to go until the health insurance open season ends, the $2,000-to-$3,000 question to ask is are you in the right Federal Employees…

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Funny piggybank standing on clipboard with document, bunch of hundred dollar banknotes and stethoscope closeup. Medical service economy, health care savings and insurance concept. Focus on piggy bank

Let your health plan fund an IRA, pay your premiums

Don’t be wedded to your current, traditional plan just because you’ve been with it for years.

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