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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How many USPS employees have gotten their free annual check-up?

The year is winding down, and USPS® employees have been paying for health insurance for the last 7 months. The question is, how many employees have gotten their free annual check-up? After all, preventive care helps people keep track of their overall health. Employees still have plenty of time to schedule appointments before the end…

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NALC President: 24 million reasons to reverse course

Although letter carriers are fortunate enough to have good health insurance through our jobs, we have a lot riding on whether President Trump reverses course on health care. Of course, we worry for our families and friends and, as Americans, we care about what kind of country we are—whether we care for the disabled and…

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NALC agrees to sell-out future postal retirees because of a manufactured financial crisis?

As reported in TheCommunityWord.com: Letter Carriers, USPS work on funding retiree health care. Representatives from the Letter Carriers union and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed on a proposal to fund health care for workers and retirees, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando says, and it would end a big red ink drain…

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Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Just Got More Expensive for Some

By Kellie Lunney – August 4, 2015 Premiums increased Aug. 1 for new enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, according to the Office of Personnel Management. OPM sent agency benefit officers a notice on Monday informing them of the rate increases, which do not affect current enrollees in the FLTCIP. The notice…

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USPS: The Health Benefits, Dental, and Vision Programs are Going Green

LiteBlue will Provide You with 24/7 Access to the Program Information You Need Open Season, the period of time every year when you get to evaluate and change your health benefits, is coming soon, and this year, we’re going green. What this means is that you will have 24/7, on-demand access to health, dental, and…

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Feds Will Pay 3.8 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2015, Postal employees will face much more dramatic increases

(October 7, 2014) Federal employees and retirees will pay an average of 3.8 percent more toward their health insurance premiums in 2015, the Office of Personnel Management announced Tuesday. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program enrollees with self-only coverage will contribute an average of $2.93 more per paycheck, while those with family coverage will pay about…

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ARA Friday Alert: This Labor Day, Let’s Raise America’s Pay – It Will Help with Retirement Savings

August 29, 2014 The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) addresses extremely slow wage growth just in time for Labor Day. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s paper shows that wages for most Americans were flat or fell in the first half of 2014, compared to this time last year. The study’s author, Elise Gould, says that wages even…

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