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November 30, 2020:  Federal Open Season with Kaiser Permanente

Hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP, welcome Gavin Toner, Manager, Account Management, Federal Employee Health Benefit Programs and Dr. Saima Siddiqui, Physician Advisor for MAPMG and Chief of Acute Care Services for DC and Suburban MD, Kaiser Permanente.

If you’re like most Federal employees, you probably don’t shop around for a new health plan, even though your current plan may no longer fit your needs. The Office of Personnel Management consistently says 20–30% of Federal employees can and should be changing their plans.  Don’t leave money on the table.

Whether you’re just starting your Federal career, planning a family, or thinking about retirement, Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive system brings your care, your health plan, top-notch physicians, convenient medical centers, and more together, delivering quality, affordable care.

Listen in and discover how you can save significantly on your health care costs with Kaiser Permanente:
• $0 copays for maternity care, and $0 copays for pediatric primary care through age 17 for Standard Option
• $0 copay for telehealth benefits whether by video, phone, or online for all plan options
• New $150 Medicare Part B reimbursement for High Option members

To find the plan that’s right for Federal members during Open Season, visit

For questions or comments, email us in advance at

A Look Ahead

Federal Open Season is November 9 - December 14, 2020.

ForYourBenefit Open Season Programming Schedule:

  October 26, 2020   Federal Open Season with Aetna
  November 2, 2020   Federal Open Season with VSP Vision Care and Dominion National Dental
  November 9, 2020   Federal Open Season with GEHA
  November 16, 2020   Consumers' Checkbook Guide, with Walton Francis
  November 23, 2020   Federal Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with Jay Fritz
  November 30, 2020   Federal Open Season with Kaiser Permanente
  December 7, 2020   Wrapping Up Open Season and OPM Federal Retirement Stories

Most Recent Past Shows

These and previous episodes are available on-demand.

November 23, 2020:  Federal Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (USOPM), with Jay Fritz Program Manager, Program Support and Analysis, Healthcare and Insurance, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

November 16, 2020: The Consumers' Checkbook Guide and FEHBP Open Season, with Walton Francis

November 9, 2020:  Federal Open Season with GEHA, with Brian Sperling, Senior Account Manager with GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc.)

November 2, 2020:  Federal Open Season with VSP Vision Care and Dominion National Dental, with Dan Morgan, General Manager for Commercial Markets and Federal Programs at VSP Vision Care, and Mike Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer, Dominion National Dental

October 26, 2020:  Federal Open Season with Aetna, Tom Bernatavitz, Vice-President of Aetna Federal Plans

October 19, 2020:  FEHB Open Season - How to Get the Most Out of the Plan You Choose, with  Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan

























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ForYourBenefit , NITP’s weekly radio program, presents information and strategies to help the Federal worker plan and navigate the unique issues of each career stage.   Join us each week as our guests discuss topics of interest including Federal benefits, financial planning/literacy, retirement concerns, FEHB Open Season, the Thrift Savings Plan, and much more.