Your Turn

  • Congress, OPM cyber breach and more

    Katie Maddocks, deputy director of Government Affairs at the Federal Managers Association, joins host Mike Causey to discuss the Wounded Warrior project, the OPM data breach, and more. January 13, 2016

  • Advance planning is the key to retirement gold

    When or if you make it to retirement, a little advance planning could be worth its weight in gold. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey to discuss what you should be doing now to guarantee the best deal in retirement. January 6, 2016

  • Is the new self-plus-one option right for you?

    David Snell, director of retirement benefits at NARFE, joins host Mike Causey to discuss the new self-plus-one health care option for federal employees, and the backlog in processing retirement applications. December 16, 2015

  • Open Season clock is ticking down …

    This week on “Your Turn”, federal heath benefits expert Walt Francis joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about FEHBP open season, which ends Dec. 14.

  • Walton Francis: ‘Choose wisely’ during Open Season

    Open Season is coming to a close and if you haven’t already made a decision on your federal health insurance, there’s no time like the present, says federal benefits expert Walton Francis.

  • Open season with Walton Francis

    Federal benefits expert Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions and emails about FEHBP open season. December 2, 2015

  • Mid-Open Season reminders

    Open Season closes in two weeks. Here are a few reminders and handy links to help you navigate the next 14 days.

  • Are you in the wrong health plan?

    David Snell, director of retirement benefits at NARFE, joins host Mike Causey to go through the pros and cons of different health plans are available for both retirees and working feds. November 24, 2015

  • Walton Francis: Open Season doesn’t have to be overwhelming

    Walton Francis, expert and adviser on federal health insurance joined Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat about navigating FEHBP’s increases and plan eliminations for 2016.

  • Q&A with benefits expert Walton Francis

    Federal benefits expert Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about health savings accounts and health plan options available to federal and postal workers. November 18, 2015

  • Answers to your questions about FEHBP open season

    Federal benefits expert Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions and emails about FEHBP open season. November 11, 2015

  • Government shutdown, debt default and more

    Katie Maddocks with the Federal Managers Association joins host Mike Causey to talk about the chances of a government shutdown, and legislation pending in Congress that would affect federal workers. October 28, 2015

  • The pros and cons of the TSP Lifecycle funds

    Financial planner Arthur Stein will talk about the pros and cons of the TSP Lifecycle funds, when he joins host Mike Causey on this week’s edition of “Your Turn”. October 14, 2015

  • Feds helping feds

    Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund joins host Mike Causey to discuss how the program works and how it can help you. October 7, 2015

  • Premiums, shutdowns, and retirement prep

    Greg Stanford and Katie Maddocks of the Federal Managers Association and benefits expert Tammy Flanagan join host Mike Causey to discuss a pending pay raise for federal workers and retirees, the new self-plus one health care option and the possibility of a government shutdown. September 30, 2015