health plans

  • Tips For the Season

    We’re one week into Open Season. Have you taken a look at your health care options yet? You may want to. Premiums for some plans are going up. Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, joins…

  • Everything you need to know about Open Season

    Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Walton Francis, Editor of the Checkbook Guide Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, to discuss available health plans, what’s new this year and the costs.November 1, 2010

  • Free forum on federal health plans offered in Md.

    Congressman Chris Van Hollen hosts federal health plan forum.

  • Your new BFF, gym buddy and diet coach!

    Is your health plan about to become your new Best Friend Forever? Your exercise enabler, your gym partner? It could all happen in January thanks to new affinity partnership programs that will be launched by a federal health plan near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Playing Russian roulette with your health plan

    Are you one of those federal workers that is unwittingly playing Russian roulette with your lifetime health coverage? Mike Causey says you should be aware of the so-called 5-rule to protect your health insurance coverage when you retire or take a buyout.

  • Open Season crunch time: What to do NOW

    Federal benefits specialist Ann Vanderslice has some quick tips in the last-minute days before the Open Season deadline.

  • OPM making changes to FEHBP – Is that good news?

    In a recent letter to insurers, the Office of Personnel Management requested some changes to federal health plans. Brace yourselves: It’s mostly good news. The Federal Drive talked to health-benefits expert Walt Francis to get the details.

  • Furloughs, layoffs and health premiums

    Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will discuss furloughs, layoffs, and other issues affecting federal workers. September 11, 2013

  • Is it time to update your health care plan?

    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

  • Is there an HMO in your future?

    Do you get emotional when comparing fee-for-service health plans with an HMO? Do you know the difference? Does it really matter?