FEHBP expert Walt Francis: Take the time to research plan options

Federal employees and retirees have until Dec. 8 to choose a new health insurance plan. While premiums only grew at about 3.2 percent for next year, feds still need to carefully weigh their options to find the plan that is right for them.

In 2015 there will be 257 plan choices, including four new plan choices offered in 12 service areas and two existing plans expanding to eight service areas, according to OPM.

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins sat down with FEHBP expert Walt Francis and author of the annual “Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees,” to discuss what federal employees should look for when choosing a plan.

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