Coming Up on ForYourBenefit
Hosts Bob Leins, CPA® and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan. Today’s topic will focus on things to consider during Federal Open Season and how to get the most out of the Health Plan you choose. Paula is a Subject Matter Expert in Federal Health Insurance and serves on the adjunct faculty of the Foreign Service Institute. Paula will discuss:
- Focus on personal support
- Understanding the programs and services available to you
- Where to start
- Collaboration on chronic conditions
- Using the plan’s wellness programs
- Consider how you use health care
- Coordination with Medicare
- Make sure you understand these supplemental plans
- Pre-tax reimbursement for eligible costs
- What is an eligible cost?
- Rules on carryover amounts
For questions or comments, email us in advance at ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com
A Look Ahead
Federal Open Season is November 11, 2019 - December 9, 2019.
ForYourBenefit programming will feature benefits providers and experts focusing solely on Federal Open Season.
|October 21||AETNA Federal Plans|
|October 28||VSP Vision Care & Tips for Open Season with Ray Kirk, Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP|
|November 4||Options During Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)|
|November 11||Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA)|
|November 18||Consumers' Checkbook Guide with Walton Francis|
|November 25||FEHBP Open Season - Getting the Most Benefit Out of the Plan You Choose with Paula Jakub, AFSPA|
|December 2||Kaiser Permanente (KP)|
|December 9||Dominion National Dental & Wrap-Up Open Season with Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, NITP|
Download the NITP Federal Open Season Online Resources Guide HERE.
Most Recent Past Shows
These and previous episodes are available on-demand.
November 18, 2019: The Consumers' Checkbook Guide, with Walton Francis, insurance expert and author, http://www.guidetohealthplans.org/
November 11, 2019: Federal Open Season with GEHA - Government Employees Health Association, Inc., with Brian Sperling, Senior Account Manager, and Marci Nielsen, VP Policy and Strategy, with Government Employees Health Association, Inc.
November 4, 2019: Federal Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with Jay Fritz, Program Manager, Program Support and Analysis, Healthcare and Insurance, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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