Walton Francis

  • FEHBP Premiums: Only Half The Story

    Could you afford to pay out as much as $27,000 in premiums and medical costs next year? If you don’t want to you don’t have to, provided you read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s column today and follow through.

  • Civil War in the FEHBP Risk Pool

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s column today, about the FEHBP, is must reading unless you are planning to end it all on your 50th birthday or you’re holding a mega-million dollar lottery ticket.

  • 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

  • Open Season starting points from the pros

    Federal News Radio continues its coverage of open season by speaking with Walton Francis, editor of the Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees. November 10, 2010

  • Open season: What you need to know about family plans

    What are the best family plans? What’s a consumer driven plan? Our open season coverage continues this week with more from expert Walton Francis. November 17, 2010 (Encore presentation November 24, 2010)

  • Discussion: Open Season tips and traps

    Anchor Amy Morris and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey welcome Colleen Murphy and Walton Francis for a Federal News Radio Discussion on the FEHBP Open Season.

  • How to pay for 2011 premiums on a frozen salary

    The proposed federal pay freeze has left feds with a lot of questions. We get an update from Jessica Klement with the Federal Managers Association. Walton Francis also joins us for a look at the best health plans for you this open season. December 1, 2010

  • Pay Freeze vs. Higher FEHBP Premiums

    Next year you’ll be asked to pay 2011 health premiums using your frozen 2010 pay check. That will mean an actual drop in income unless, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you pick up a bargain health plan between now and December 13.

  • Open Season crunch time: One week to go

    Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott welcome back Walton Francis, Editor, Checkbook Guide to the Health Plans for Federal Employees to discuss health plan cost changes this open season. December 6, 2010

  • Crazy About Your Doctor? Shop or Drop

    With one week left to shop for health insurance you still have time to save yourself a lot of money next year or do nothing and maybe live to regret it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s got some tips on getting the best deal.