USPS: Understanding health coverage types

Do you understand the different types of health plans available to Postal Service employees? You can enroll in four types of plans during the annual open season benefits enrollment period: Health maintenance organizations, which provide care from in-network plan physicians and hospitals located in particular geographic or service areas Preferred provider organizations, which offer fee-for-service…

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USPS: Annual benefits enrollment period begins

Open season, the once-a-year opportunity for Postal Service employees to make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan, is Nov. 9-Dec. 14 this year. Here’s what you should know: • You should review your coverage. The Postal Service wants you to evaluate your options to ensure you have the coverage you need…

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USPS: Four types of health plans you can enroll in during open season

Ever wonder if you should have a different health plan? There are four types of health plans you can enroll in during open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can make changes to their health coverage. The plan types are: Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), which provide care from in-network plan physicians and hospitals…

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USPS to answer employees’ benefits questions

If you have questions about your benefits, the Postal Service has answers. You can now go online to post your questions and get answers from the Benefits and Wellness team. You can ask about health plans, retirement options, flexible spending accounts, commuter programs and other benefits-related topics. The discussion board is part of the IdeaSMART…

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USPS: Open season webinars scheduled

The Postal Service will hold three webinars for employees who want to learn more about the offerings available during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period. Here’s the schedule: Friday, Nov. 18, from 3-4 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2-3 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3-4 p.m. EST Each webinar will include updates…

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USPS: Winning season – Employee participation surged during open season

More than 31,000 Postal Service employees made changes to their health plan during last fall’s open season, up 16 percent from one year earlier. The spike is attributed to the Postal Service’s campaign to educate employees about their options and make more information available online. One result: The LiteBlue open season site received more than…

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