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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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: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program

USPS Annuitants Fact Sheet PSHB Questions and Answers Source: Office of Personnel Management Related: NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

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NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

In 2022, The Postal Service Reform Act repealed the USPS’s unfair pre-funding mandate, ensuring six-day delivery and creating the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program within the existing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. These accomplishments benefit the long-term financial stability of the USPS, which in turn benefits letter carriers. This month’s Postal Record discusses…

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USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA) was signed into law in April 2022. Since then, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in conjunction with the Postal Service, has been working to implement the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, as required under the new law. PSHB is a new, separate program within…

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Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB): For Annuitants

FYI: This is a USPS mailing I received on August 5, 2023 (notice it is dated June 2023). – RZ Related: Postal Service Health Benefits Program begins in 2025 Related: OPM watchdog flags cybersecurity concerns for USPS health care marketplace

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Postal Service Health Benefits Program begins in 2025

May 1, 2023 The new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program will begin Jan. 1, 2025. The PSHB Program will be a separate program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and will be administered by the Office of Personnel Management. The PSHB Program will provide coverage for Postal Service employees, annuitants and their…

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OPM: Interim final rule on Establishment of Postal Service Health Benefits Program; request for comments

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Interim final rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final rule with comment period to establish and administer the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program pursuant to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA). Under the statute, OPM must establish…

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