open season

  • Plan Smart, Make the Right Choice

    Open Season started on Monday — but what does that really mean for you? PlanSmartChoice is a free website that helps federal employees figure out what the best choices are for themselves when it comes…

  • 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…

  • Your 2009 Survival Kit

    What are your odds of making it through next year without a financially catastrophic illness or accident in your family? Check out today’s Federal Report for your 2009 Survival Kit.

  • Open Season: To Change Or Not To Change

    The health insurance open season has been extended. FederalNewsRadio listeners and readers got the first alert last Friday. So what does it mean? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey provides a checklist.

  • Lunch with Mike Causey: TSP, pay raise, open season on the menu

    Mike and I talk about open season, TSP changes, the 2010 pay raise, and a crazy letter on Mike’s wall.

  • Retirement, Income Tax Rates, Open Season, and More!

    Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome back Federal News Radio’s very own Mike Causey. September 27, 2010

  • FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

    OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

  • Waiting For The Next FEHBP Surprise

    Now that we know the FEHBP’s 2011 premiums, feds are waiting for the next shoe to drop: what is going to happen to your deductibles, copayments and prescription drug schedules? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that’s even more important than premiums themselves.

  • 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

  • GEHA discusses Open Season options

    On this first day of Open Season, host Tammy Flanagan welcomes Jane Overton, vice president of claims, GEHA (Government Employees Health Association). November 8, 2010