Maintenance In-service Open Season (April 1-30, 2022)

The 2021-2024 National Agreement between the United States Postal Service and American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, amends the maintenance in-service examination process, to include that on an annual basis from March 1-31 career employees may submit a written request to be tested for maintenance craft eligibility ratings for all occupational groups (excluding NST ET-11). Due…

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USPS: Beware of unofficial insurance solicitations

The Postal Service wants employees to use caution when reviewing promotions for Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) alternatives. USPS employees recently began receiving emails from Premier Protection Insurance that offer several alternative FEGLI plans. The plans aren’t associated with the Postal Service and aren’t supported by the Office of Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance,…

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USPS December Retiree E-Newsletter

Fraud Against Seniors The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of…

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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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USPS to hold final Open Season webinar December 5

The Postal Service will hold its fourth and final webinar during this year’s open season Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4-5 p.m. EST. The webinar will include updates on what’s new and information on the tools and resources available to employees. Participation is voluntary and off-the-clock. Additionally, employees can participate in an online virtual benefits fair…

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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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OPM Announces 2019 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

Press Release – September 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that for plan year 2019, the average total premiums for current non-Postal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase 1.3 percent, which is the lowest increase since the…

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