USPS: FEGLI open enrollment period begins Sept. 1

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) open enrollment period begins Sept. 1.

FEGLI provides group term life insurance for federal employees and retirees, as well as many of their family members.

FEGLI provides group term life insurance for federal employees and retirees, as well as many of their family members.

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 competitive group premiums with convenient payroll deduction.
  • You can elect optional coverage from as little as about one year’s salary to about five years’ salary, in addition to your basic coverage.
  • You can elect option C coverage on the lives of your spouse (up to $25,000) and eligible dependent children younger than age 22 (up to $12,500 for each eligible child).
  • Extra benefits automatically enhance basic coverage for enrolled employees younger than age 45, at no additional charge.
  • You can continue your FEGLI coverage into retirement if you meet all requirements.

Enrolled employees can cancel coverage, reduce coverage or change beneficiaries at any time. Employees do not need to wait until FEGLI open season to make these changes.

The FEGLI LiteBlue page has additional information.

Source: USPS News Link and OPM.gov

One thought on “USPS: FEGLI open enrollment period begins Sept. 1

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Auburn WA Local
    Past or current office held, if any
    Retired President
    Catch-22: The effective date of your Open Season election will be October 14, 2017 (if you are in a pay and duty status). To continue coverage elected during Open Season into retirement, it must be in effect for five years before you retire.

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