Postal Bulletin: Open Season is Coming – Nov. 11 to Dec. 9

The 2019 Open Season runs from November 11 to December 9, 2019. 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 you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of…

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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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USPS OIG: Independent Report on Employee Benefits

Objective: We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing the reasonableness of U.S. Postal Service employee health benefits,…

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USPS: Employees urged to review benefits statement

The Postal Service is mailing all employees a personal benefits statement that details their overall compensation package. When you receive your statement, USPS wants you to pay close attention to the following information: • What you paid in 2018 for health benefits. Many employees pay for more health insurance than they need, often giving up…

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USPS: Open season begins Monday, Nov. 12

Opening soon. Reminder: Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 12. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Postal Service will hold the first of four webinars for employees who want…

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USPS: Employees urged to review benefits info

The Postal Service is mailing every employee a personal benefits statement that details his or her overall compensation package. When you receive your statement, USPS wants you to pay close attention to these three sections: • What you paid for in 2017 for health benefits. Many employees pay for more health insurance than they need,…

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CBO Cost Estimate of H.R. 5714 – Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 12, 2016: H.R. 5714 would change the laws that govern the operation of the Postal Service (USPS), restructure how the federal government pays for health benefits for federal employees and annuitants, and alter how the federal government calculates the contributions that…

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