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FEHB
Federal Employees Health Benefit Program

2013 FEHB Open Season: New Plan Brochures, Premium Rates and Comparison Tools Now Available
November 6, 2013
The Office of Personnel Management has now provided the specific information online for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for the 2014 plan year . . . more
2014 Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants
The guide tells you how much money you can save by changing -- or by staying in -- your health insurance plan. It summarizes thousands of facts about the plans to simplify your choice. Some agencies have arranged access to the guide for their employees. . . . more
How the Healthcare Law's 'Individual Shared Responsibility' Provision Affects Federal Employees
August 28, 2013
The Office of Personnel Management has released a fact sheet regarding the law's "minimum essential coverage" requirements for health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2014 . . . more
2013 FEHB Open Season Dates Announced by OPM
August 26, 2013
During the open season, employees can take certain actions for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) . . . more
What to Consider During the 2012 Federal Benefits Open Season (Nov. 12 - Dec. 10)
November 9, 2012
OPM strongly recommends federal employees and annuitants evaluate their current enrollment status in the benefit programs, and has listed three basic questions to help -- along with links to many online resources . . . more
OPM Offers Federal Benefits Open Season Informational Webcasts
November 6, 2012
To help employees prepare for the federal benefits open season (which runs Nov. 12 through Dec. 10) the Office of Personnel Management is presenting a series of informational webcasts on the various benefit programs . . . more
2013 FEHB Premium Rate Increase Announced by OPM
September 20, 2012
The Office of Personnel Management announced today the average premium increase for the 8 million people enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program . . . more
2012 FEHB Open Season Dates, New Info Regarding Affordable Care Act
August 14, 2012
During the open season, employees can take certain actions for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) . . . more
FEHB and Medicare: How They Work Together for Federal Employees
A brief overview of how the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Plan and Medicare work together. Includes a handy FEHB and Medicare primary payer reference chart. . . . more
FEHB Benefits and Cost for Retirees and Annuitants
As an annuitant, you are entitled to the same FEHB benefits and government contribution as non-Postal active employees enrolled in the same plan.  Your share of the enrollment cost also cont . . . more
Eligibility for FEHB Health Benefits After Retirement
When you retire, you are eligible to continue Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)coverage if you meet all of the following requirements: you are entitled to retire on an immediate a . . . more
How to Continue Your FEHB Health Benefits Coverage After Retirement
If you meet all the requirements, you don't need to do anything to have your same FEHB health benefits enrollment continue after your retirement. If You Want to Cancel or Change Your Heal . . . more
Changing FEHB Enrollment During Open Season
Each year, an Open Season is held for FEHB Program enrollees to change health plans and/or the type of enrollment they have.  For information on the A href="http://www.myfederalretirement.co . . . more
FEHB Premium Conversion
FEHB premium conversion is a tax benefit.  It allows you to allot a portion of your pay to your employer, who will in turn use that amount to pay your contribution for FEHB coverage.  T . . . more
FEHB Program Features
No Waiting Periods. You can use your benefits as soon as your coverage becomes effective. There are no pre-existing condition limitations even if you change plans. A Choi . . . more

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