Open Season benefits enrollment period ends Dec. 9

If you want to change your health benefits or enroll in a new plan, you must act now. The annual open season benefits enrollment period ends Monday, Dec. 9, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This is the last chance most Postal Service employees will have until next November to consider new health, vision, dental or flexible…

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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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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights 2017 Open Season

Open Season is Coming — Here’s What You Need to Know Is your health coverage keeping up with your life? Your health needs, dependent situation, plan coverage, and premium rates can change year-over-year. During the Open Season period, you can enroll, or if already enrolled, make changes to your benefits enrollment. Unless you have a…

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USPS: FSA enrollment deadline is Jan. 11

USPS is reminding employees that the flexible spending account (FSA) enrollment period ends Jan. 11. The Postal Service recently mailed a postcard to employees highlighting the upcoming FSA deadline. FSAs allow employees to set aside as much as $2,600 before taxes to cover eligible medical, pharmacy, dental and vision expenses offered by a health maintenance…

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USPS site can help employees understand health terms

Sorting through health plan options can be overwhelming, especially when you’re faced with language you don’t understand. For example, do you know the difference between a copayment and coinsurance? How about the difference between a deductible and a premium? Understanding these and other key health benefits terms can help you better evaluate your health plan…

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