OPM: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program

USPS Annuitants Fact Sheet PSHB Questions and Answers Source: Office of Personnel Management Related: NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

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NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

In 2022, The Postal Service Reform Act repealed the USPS’s unfair pre-funding mandate, ensuring six-day delivery and creating the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program within the existing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. These accomplishments benefit the long-term financial stability of the USPS, which in turn benefits letter carriers. This month’s Postal Record discusses…

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Postal Retirement Funds in Perspective: Historical Evolution and Ongoing Challenges

Retirement-related costs were 11.7 percent of operating expenses in FY 2023, a significant cost for the Postal Service. USPS has higher retirement liabilities than other agencies and must pay these costs through revenue rather than through congressional appropriations. The Postal Service has no control over levers that might decrease costs or generate higher fund balances….

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USPS: Ethics rules apply after leaving USPS

December 29, 2023 The Postal Service wants to remind employees that USPS ethics rules apply even after they leave the organization. Former employees and retirees may work for any new employer, but they may not: • Use confidential, nonpublic or proprietary postal information in their new positions; • Communicate with the Postal Service about matters…

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USPS: Open Season 2023 Virtual Event

Register now to attend a live Virtual Benefits Fair session where you can chat with Benefits Partners, Specialists, view documents and more. Sunday, November 12, 2023: Open Season 101 Webinar 1pm EST Thursday, November 16, 2023: Live Virtual Day 11am – 3pm EST Monday, November 20, 2023: Live Virtual Day 8am – 12pm EST Saturday,…

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ELM Revision: Postal Service Health Benefits Education Program

On March 31, 2024, the Postal Service will revise the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 520, by adding new section 521.8 to reflect the Postal Service establishing the Postal Service Health Benefits Education Program (PSHBEP), as required under the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. Although the Postal Service will not publish these revisions…

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USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Open Season and more…

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. While breast cancer is most often found in women, men can get breast cancer too About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in…

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