USPS: Verify FEHB enrollments by Aug. 31

The Postal Service is reminding employees about an important deadline involving the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is requiring all federal agencies to verify eligible family members who are enrolled in the program, also known as FEHB, by Aug. 31. To comply with this regulation, USPS employees who are…

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USPS: Verify eligible family members for FEHB

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is requiring all federal agencies to verify eligible family members who are enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This means that the Postal Service, the Office of Personnel Management and insurance companies that offer FEHB plans can request proof of family member eligibility from an employee…

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Feds could be rewarded for getting the COVID vaccine

By Jessie Bur – June 8, 2021 Federal employees with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program insurance can get $50 to spend on medical expenses by providing proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, the insurance company announced June 8. Members of the insurance plan who are over 18 years old and provide official documentation…

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NALC Postal Reform Explanation Leaves Questions Unanswered About Health Care Provisions

What the NALC still doesn’t explain is will the benefits for the retirees in the postal-only FEHB plans be exactly the same as in the non-postal FEHB plans? Will they stay the same in the future? That seems unlikely. Currently, FEHB plans return the savings they get from retirees having Medicare A and B primary…

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PMG Seeks to Take Us Out of Federal Healthcare Plan (APWU article from 2013)

(This article appeared in the September-October 2013 edition of The American Postal Worker.) Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe renewed his call to remove postal employees and retirees from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 17. “Now is the time for bold and sweeping action,”…

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USPS: Understanding health coverage types

Do you understand the different types of health plans available to Postal Service employees? You can enroll in four types of plans during the annual open season benefits enrollment period: Health maintenance organizations, which provide care from in-network plan physicians and hospitals located in particular geographic or service areas Preferred provider organizations, which offer fee-for-service…

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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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Postal Bulletin highlights 2020 Open Season

Open Season is Coming November 9 to December 14, 2020 The 2020 Open Season runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless…

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