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Posted on Friday, 1st December 2023 by Dennis Damp

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I’ve spent most of my time evaluating our health care options this past two months. This year’s focus was on the new Medicare Advantage (MA) plans offered by GEHA and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (MPDP) offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield and 16 other providers. So much to consider and research before staying […]

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Posted on Friday, 24th November 2023 by Dennis Damp

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This article compares the Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) Standard Plan to their new MA Option. You will have to review the specific plan of interest to ensure it covers the services you need for the upcoming year.   Open season closes December 11, we have less than two weeks to decide whether to stay […]

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Posted on Friday, 24th March 2023 by Kevin Moss

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It’s a little early to start talking about health care open season. However, major Medicare Part D reforms were enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that everyone needs to be aware of. Some of the legislation’s provisions seek to lower prescription drug costs for both Medicare beneficiaries and the federal government. Historically, […]

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Posted on Friday, 2nd December 2022 by Dennis Damp

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For most federal annuitants, FEHB Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be the cheapest option next year. They combine low out-of-pocket healthcare expenses—sometimes $0 besides prescription drugs— with a Part B premium reduction. We’ll cover how they work, how much money you can save switching from popular FEHB plans, and who shouldn’t join an FEHB MA […]

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Posted on Friday, 25th November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this to all federal employees, annuitants, and survivors Each year we publish numerous articles about the current open season’s (FEHBs) available plans, and we send out an updated “Open Season Selection Guide.” We also publish various FEHB plan comparisons, point out coverage concerns, new plan features, and relay the concerns of our readers […]

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Posted on Thursday, 17th November 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this article to others that may find this information useful. This summary compares the 2023 Self + One Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Basic plan to the GEHA Standard plan for those who are 65 or older. BCBS has the most subscribers and GEHA has one of the lowest premiums for their standard […]

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Posted on Friday, 2nd September 2022 by Dennis Damp

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I discussed the Medicare Advantage Plans associated with our Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) last year during open season. These are relatively new and low-cost options that retirees can change to if they have a FEHB plan and Medicare A and B. Many are attracted to them because they are lower cost and offer partial […]

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Posted on Saturday, 6th August 2022 by Dennis Damp

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Please forward this article to others that may find it informative. This past winter our gas and electric bills doubled from the previous year. Both companies confirmed that my usage was about the same year to year. Inflation has taken its toll and we simply can’t escape the spiraling costs of everything these days. Why […]

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