USPS: Policies Set on Automatic Enrollment in New Postal Health Plan

July 9, 2024 OPM has issued guidance on automatic enrollment in the Postal Service Health Benefits program for 2025 if U.S. Postal Service employees and retirees currently covered by the FEHB do not specifically elect an insurance plan in that new program during the open season this fall. Guidance recently posted by OPM, although dated…

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Federal Register: OPM Proposes Additional Requirements and Clarifications on PSHB

SUMMARY: May 24, 2024 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify and establish additional requirements regarding the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, which was established pursuant to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. This proposed rule expands on previous regulations concerning the PSHB Program and…

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Federal Register issues Final Rule to OPM on Establishment of Postal Service Health Benefits Program

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management ACTION: Final rule SUMMARY: This rule finalizes an interim final rule that established the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program for Postal Service employees, Postal Service annuitants, and their eligible family members, pursuant to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. This Program will include health benefits plans available to…

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USPS Retiree E-Newsletter – May 2024

In this issue: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Updates – Read updated information about PSHB including the Special Enrollment Period, Lunch and Learn seminars, Watch Parties and more. Arthritis Awareness – Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs most frequently in the hands, hips, and knees? Social Connectedness – Social connectedness is when…

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USPS Postal Service Health Benefit Plan informational video series is now available

March 13, 2024 USPS Postal Service Health Benefit Plan informational video series is available under MyHR on the blue page. Here is a summary of the five part video series that is designed to answer many of your questions about the new plan that will take effect on January 1, 2025 and will affect every…

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OPM Releases Approved PSHB Program Carrier Applicants

OPM News Release – March 13, 2024 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a list of conditionally approved carrier applicants today to participate in OPM’s new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program for U.S. Postal Employees and their families. The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 requires that OPM establish this new…

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Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) As part of the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, you may be eligible to participate in the PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare Part B. The PSHB SEP applies to certain Postal Service annuitants and family members who were entitled to Medicare Part A, but not enrolled…

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APWU: Postal Service Health Benefit (PSHB) Program implementation

Will the APWU Health Plan participate in the new PSHB Program? As your Health Plan, we have submitted the necessary paperwork to apply for participation in the Postal Services Health Benefits program. Are APWU Health Plan Postal members impacted during the current 2023 Open Season period? The PSHB Program will not impact the upcoming Open…

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