OPM announce dates for 2017 FEHB Open Season

8/3/17 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially announced the dates for the 2017 FEHB Open Season which will run from Monday, November 13 through Monday, December 11, 2017. During the annual Open Season, employees can take the actions listed below for the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance […]

Warning: FEHB ‘Self-Plus One’ option can cost more than family coverage

From the Washington Post: So some folks were startled to learn that the new “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program can be more expensive than family coverage, depending on the company. This option allows enrolled federal workers and retirees to purchase health insurance for themselves and one eligible family […]

USPS Dangling Incentive For APWU Members To Vote YES On Contract

From a PostalReporter reader: Name withheld upon request from withheld to Lucille Caldwell date Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:17 AM subject PSE’s Health Insurance Did you notice this unusual health insurance provision in the proposed USPS-APWU Tentative National Agreement, buried on pages 173 to 174? The Postal Service is dangling this as an incentive […]

OPM IG Releases Study On USPS OIG's Proposals to Change USPS Funding of Retiree Benefits

Press Release from the OPM Office Of Inspector General Study of the Risks and Consequences of the USPS OIG’s Proposals to Change USPS’s Funding of Retiree Benefits: Shifting Costs from USPS Ratepayers to Taxpayers’ Washington, DC – (Feb. 28, 2011) Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Office of the Inspector General (OPM OIG), […]

Open Season For Health Benefits Starts Monday, Nov. 8

It’s Open Season — the time of year when employees can sign up for benefit programs, change enrollments, or cancel their participation. Open Season for three benefits programs — Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) — begins Monday, Nov. 8. FEHB and […]

Federal Employees 2011 Open Season for Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Insurance and FSA

From the Office Of Personnel Management • The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that this year’s open season for health benefits, dental and vision insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts will run from November 8 through December 13, 2010. This open season will give federal employees and retirees the opportunity to change their […]

Non-Dependent Children Can Join FEHBP Next Year

Non-dependent children can join FEHBP as of January 1st, 2011.  The child doesn’t have to be your own.  It can be your gay partner’s or someone else’s.  If it is your own child, the child can be married and have their own employer-sponsored insurance.  Almost any child living with a federal employee can be added.  […]