USPS: Inability to make mandated retiree health benefit payments won’t impede operations

10/2/2017 Similar to prior years since 2012, USPS did not make mandated end-of-year payments to prefund retiree health benefits. In addition, USPS did not make payments on liabilities to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The Postal Service will continue to deliver the mail and will pay employees and suppliers, […]

USPS: Open Season – Benefits enrollment period begins Nov. 14

Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 14. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available through the following plans and programs: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHB) for non-career employees only […]

OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees

September 29, 2015 Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced premiums for the 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of 6.4 percent. In addition, OPM is offering a new Self Plus One enrollment type in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program that will […]

House passes budget targeting postal, federal workers

The measure passed 219-208. All but 26 Republicans voted YES; every Democrat voted NO. On Wednesday evening, March 25, the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that targets the earned health and retirement benefits of postal and federal employees. House Concurrent Resolution 27 passed the House by a 219-208 vote. The measure hits Federal […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

Postal Service’s open season site is now live

The Postal Service has launched an open season site on LiteBlue to provide employees with information about benefits, premiums, plans and more. The site features downloadable benefits guides, an open season checklist, fact sheets and FAQs, videos and a health plan comparison tool. Additionally, the site provides links to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) […]

Open season for USPS employees health benefits begins in November

Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan, begins in November. Unless you experience a qualifying life event, such as a marriage or the birth of a child, this is the only time of year you can enroll or change coverage in […]