Open Season For Federal Health Plans

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
Open Season For Federal Health Plans

We explore what’s new during the federal government's "open season" for health care coverage and find out how consumers can save money.

More than 8 million federal workers and their families have two more weeks to choose a health insurance program, a process known as "open season." The 50-year-old ritual, which offers more than 250 health plans, is a bright spot for a federal government still struggling to fix glitches in its HealthCare.gov marketplace. We explore what’s new in federal health plans, how consumers can save money and what non-government workers sorting through health exchanges and their own private sector open enrollment periods can learn from "open season."

Guests

Walton Francis

Health economist; Editor, Washington Consumers' Checkbook; Author, "Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees" 2014 edition

Robert Ellis

Editor and Director of Operations, Washington Consumers' Checkbook

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