USPS: Annual benefits enrollment period begins

Open season, the once-a-year opportunity for Postal Service employees to make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan, is Nov. 9-Dec. 14 this year. Here’s what you should know: • You should review your coverage. The Postal Service wants you to evaluate your options to ensure you have the coverage you need…

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New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program

By Eric Yoder – January 24, 2018 The Trump administration sent its first major signal Tuesday of its intentions for the federal-employee health-insurance program, seeking financial incentives for enrollees to hold down their spending on health-care and additional controls by insurance companies on prescription-drug costs. A letter to companies participating in the Federal Employees Health…

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OPM Seeks Health Plan Auto-Enrollment for Certain Feds

By Kellie Lunney – January 7, 2015 A proposed rule would ensure that certain federal employees don’t experience a gap in health care coverage if they fail to choose a new plan within a specific time frame. The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday published a draft regulation that would require agencies to automatically enroll…

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