USPS video explains open season options

A newly updated video about the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) reminds employees to conduct a “health plan checkup” during this year’s open season. The three-minute segment, “FEHB Plans: Your Changing Life,” encourages employees to evaluate their health care options to ensure they have the coverage they need. The video also explains how employees…

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Retired Members Alert! – USPS assault on FEHBP benefits!

Just received by retired postal workers; USPS RETIREE – Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2019! Timed for FEHBP Open Season! Loaded with Medicare Integration propaganda. Beware Buying In! This is WHY – Quote from USPS Chief Human Resources Officer, Isaac Cronkite: “Integration with Medicare would ensure that the Postal Service would be able to pay its…

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USPS: Text messaging available during open season

The Postal Service will offer employees a new method to stay up to date during this year’s open season: text messaging. Open season is the annual period when employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. This year’s open season runs from Nov. 11-Dec. 9. Employees can sign up to receive…

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Privatization: A real threat to the USPS employee

The United States Postal Service first began moving the mail on July 26, 1775. The Service was created a year before the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence in 1776 as the United States of America. The employees of the US Postal Service have been sorting and delivering the mail to the citizens of the United…

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OPM Announces 2019 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

Press Release – September 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that for plan year 2019, the average total premiums for current non-Postal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase 1.3 percent, which is the lowest increase since the…

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Report to the PRC: Retiree Health Benefit Fund Liability Examination

Executive Summary The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) retained Segal Consulting (Segal) to conduct an independent liability examination for Postal Service workers covered by the Retiree Health Benefit (RHB) Fund. PRC specifically requested that we evaluate: Whether the current assumptions were developed in accordance with generally accepted actuarial principles and methods set forth in the Actuarial…

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