NARFE: FEHBP Premium Increase in 2018

Press Release – October 4, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the average Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program premium for America’s retired and active federal workers will increase 4.0 percent in 2018, with the average enrollee’s share rising 6.1 percent. In response, Richard G. Thissen, president of the…

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USPS Retiree Newsletter: Open Season is coming soon!

Do you know the difference between a deductible and a copayment?  If not, don’t feel bad. Many people are confused by health insurance terminology. The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season is approaching.  Open Season begins November 13, 2017 and ends December 11, 2017. This is your once in a year opportunity to choose the health benefits that…

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USPS: Learn about Open Season

What Is Open Season? It’s the annual period when you can enroll, or if already enrolled, make changes to your benefits enrollment. Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) during the remainder of the year, this is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes to your benefits. Benefits Programs and Dates For most benefits…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Open Season

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition features a primer on the health, vision and dental coverage available during this year’s open season, which runs from Nov. 14-Dec. 12. Open season is the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. The cover story explains how the enrollment…

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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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OPM: Average FEHB premiums to increase by 4.4 percent in 2017

News Release – September 28, 2016 Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that premiums for the 2017 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of 4.4 percent. The FEHB rate increase is below projected increases for the national large group market. The FEHB Open Season,…

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USPS: FEGLI open enrollment period begins Sept. 1

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) open enrollment period begins Sept. 1. During the 30-day open season, eligible Postal Service employees can enroll in FEGLI or increase their coverage up to the program maximum without having a “qualifying life event,” answering medical questions or having a physical exam. FEGLI highlights: The program offers…

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