Every year, Uncle Sam holds an extensive and expensive open season when federal workers, retirees and their survivors can update, enroll in or change their benefits package.
It’s open season which means federal workers, retirees and their survivors are updating, enrolling in or changing their benefits package. How can you get the best coverage at the lowest premium? Find out when Walton Francis, author of the Consumer’s Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees. joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. November 22, 2017
Open Season online chat with Walton Francis.
November 27, 2017 – Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome insurance expert and author Walton Francis to the studio to talk about FEHBP open season. The CHECKBOOK’s Guide shows that most families can save $2,000 or more by selecting better plan choices.
The highest paid federal employee doesn’t live in the White House. Bill Johnson, CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, pulled in nearly $5 million in 2016.
If you work for Uncle Sam and are reasonably healthy, there’s a good chance you can get free health insurance next year.
The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments sent answers to Congress about the oversight and timeline of joint electronic health records.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation allowing federal workers more flexibility in taking withdrawals from their retirement savings.
The good news is that Congress decided against a proposal to eliminate catchup contributions to the federal Thrift Savings Plan and other 401(k) plans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon’s as part of its effort to expand private health care.
You’ve got more choices than most people know what to do with. Open season is underway, so you’ve got to pick something between now and Dec. 11.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if you’re hoping for a $40,000 buyout from your agency, you can forget about it, unless you work for DoD.
Sen. Orrin Hatch has dropped an amendment to a tax reform initiative restricting federal employees from making extra contributions to the retirement savings plans.
Whatever advantages the non-fed health plan has while you are both working will likely disappear when your spouse retires.