USPS: New law will effect employee health and retirement benefits.

April 12, 2022 The Postal Service reform legislation that President Biden signed into law on April 6 will involve changes to employees’ health and retirement benefits. USPS understands that employees have many questions, so here are a few things to know: • The law establishes the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, which will provide…

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USPS: OPM directs FEHB plans to cover COVID-19 test kits 

February 23, 2022 The Office of Personnel Management has directed Federal Employees Health Benefits Program plans to offer expanded coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. This coverage must be provided without adding any cost-sharing requirements or prior authorization. In addition, plans are required to reimburse out-of-network costs up to $12 per test. Plans have the…

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USPS: Open season webinars – Employees can register for virtual sessions

The Postal Service is offering a special webinar for employees who want to learn more about their options during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period. The session, “Open Season 101,” is being offered several times throughout open season, which runs from Nov. 8-Dec. 13. Each session takes place through the Zoom videoconferencing platform; participants can…

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Postal Retirees: 2021 Open Season Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Season is here! Postal Service retirees who have already elected to participate in a FEHB plan may change their health benefits or enroll in new plans starting Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021. USPS is offering a nationwide Virtual Benefits Fair with participating Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) carriers. The…

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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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Fighting for the Right to Your Federal Benefits

Federal employees meet virtually with lawmakers to make their voices heard on compensation issues. By Tammy Flanagan – June 24, 2021 This week I had the opportunity to attend the legislative conference of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This impressive three-day event was held entirely on a virtual platform and included lessons…

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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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