Federal employee non postal certain temporary employees annuitant workers compensation recipient u. As part of the postal services effort to keep you updated on information and resources that may be valuable to you as a retiree, the postal service offers a retiree enewsletter. Open season, your onceayear opportunity to make changes to your health coverage or choose a new plan, is nov. Usps december retiree enewsletter 21st century postal worker.
Enrollment blue cross and blue shields federal employee. March 2017 nalc retirement seminars january 2017 medicare. Whether its a routine exam, allergies, illness or an injury, your hcfsa has you covered. The national association of letter carriers nalc is the national labor union of city delivery letter carriers employed by the united states postal service.
Usps to hire postal retirees from various crafts for peak. Thanks for a great open season open season online will be available for the next open season early november. If you opt retirement under such procedure known as the voluntary early retirement authority, you can access your retirement funds much earlier compared to other people in the postal service. The 2019 open season is from november 11, 2019 through december 09, 2019. Usps has good news for prospective retirees postal times. Postal category 1 rates apply to career bargaining unit employees represented by the apwu, itas, nalc and npmhu. If retiring from the usps at the end of the year or the one week of the pay period of the next year, be sure to not use the automated postalease fehb open season system to make changes to your fehb.
Open season opportunities national postal mail handlers. Aug 26, 2019 the office of personnel management opm officially announced the dates for the 2019 federal benefits open season which will run from monday, november 11 through monday, december 9, 2019. Many open season changes may be made via selfservice on postalease. The supplement is meant to take the place of social security until usps retirees turn 62, when actual social security payments kick in. Government website intended for authorized use only by postal service employees. Changing your liteblue postalease password through ssp. Benefeds administers fedvip enrollment and premium payment processes on behalf of the fedvip and fltcip carriers, as well as allotment payment processes for fsafeds. Any 2019 claims received after this time will not be reimbursed. The nalc retirement department can be reached by calling 8004245186 toll free monday, wednesday or thursday, 10 a. This is your once in a year opportunity to choose the health benefits that best meet your needs and your familys needs. Office of personnel management open season processing center p. The information you furnish will be used to identify records properly associated with your application for federal benefits, to obtain additional information if necessary, to determine and allow present.
The usps retiree quarterly newsletter spring 2019 issue, the first mailed to all usps retirees, was both a hit and a miss. The office of personnel management opm officially announced the dates for the 2017 fehb open season which will run from monday, november through monday, december 11, 2017. During the open season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. With the exception of postal service retirees, youll pay the same premiums in retirement that you did as an employee. The open season in the federal employees group life insurance program, which will continue through september, will not apply to retirees, however. Can i change fehb deductions during open season as a postal. Retirement national association of letter carriers aflcio. Rare life insurance open season for federal employees. The federal employees health benefits fehb open season is approaching. Since your spouse has been covered under your plan for the last 30 years, you should have her submit the sf2809 election form along with a copy of your sf2809 showing she has been covered and is eligible to switch the insurance into her name.
The upcoming open season will also give employees and retirees the chance to select supplemental dental andor. The federal benefits open season for the federal employees dental and vision. Find information on all your available options for insurance or a fsafeds account. The application period varies depending on the position. In a series of reports, the postal services office of inspector general oig has argued that the services pension and retiree health liabilities could be estimated more accurately if opm used demographic assumptions specific to active and retired postal workers, rather. Our web page not only provides information for retirees but also information for current southwest coastal area local members. The 2016 open season will be held from november 14 to december 12, 2016. Open season benefits question postal employees federal. Now is the time to make sure youve submitted all your 2019 fsafeds claims. The 2010 federal employees health benefits fehb open season is scheduled for november 8 through december 14, 2010, 5 p. About 85,000 postal workers have 30 or more years of. Also currently available to all mail handlers, as well as all other federal and postal employees, are supplemental dental and vision insurance programs offered through the federal employees dental and vision insurance program fedvip.
Enroll in your benefits during open season by law, the dates for postal and federal employee health benefits enrollment open season are from the monday of the second full work week in november through the monday of the second full work week in december. For many federal employees and retirees, this is not a cause for celebration, but a time of frustration and confusion. Usps video explains open season options 21st century postal. Dan toth was elected nalc director of retired members in 2018 through an election conducted. Oct 03, 2018 open season begins november 12 and ends december 10. Additional information will be provided throughout open season, which concludes monday, dec. The american postal workers union apwu health plan is pleased to announce that the 2017 open season seminar will be held in beautiful downtown st. This open season is for the 2020 plan year of federal benefit programs. Dec 05, 2019 this entry was posted in general union business, retiree business and tagged apwu retirees, eretiree newsletter, fraud against seniors, fy 2019, keepingposted, open season, postal annuitants, prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, usps december retiree enewsletter, usps retirees. To receive these newsletters electronically, please fill out and submit the usps retiree enewsletter sign up form. Box 5000 lawrence, ks 660460500 outside of open season. Benefeds federal benefits enrollment fedvip, fsafeds. Last chance for open season changes government executive. You may also enroll in health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available through the following plans and programs. A rare open season for life insurance government executive. Federal retirees have the same open season options as do federal employees. You may access the consumers checkbook fehb plan comparison tool through liteblue. The postal service encourages you to evaluate your options to ensure you have the coverage you need without paying for services you dont. Apwu health plan is here to help make sure your federal agencys open season health fair or benefits event is a success. Postal service category 1 former spouse enrollee federal deposit insurance corporation temporary continuation of coverage tcc u. During the annual open season, employees can take the actions listed below for the federal. Benefits programs and dates for most benefits program, open season begins on november , 2017 and ends on december 11, 2017 at 11. Eastern time and asking for the retirement department.
Life insurance open season september 1 september 30, 2016. Sep 12, 2019 the usps retiree quarterly newsletter spring 2019 issue, the first mailed to all usps retirees, was both a hit and a miss. In this special edition video message, pmg megan brennan shares an update about the coronavirus covid19 outbreak. Postal service employees will be able to download health benefits guides from liteblue during this years open season, which begins nov. Opm announces 2017 fehb open season dates postal employee. Learn about open season 21st century postal worker. The usps also at times go through voluntary layoff procedure to remove any extra workforce that they might have. Postal service recently made a quiet change that will cause retirement to look sweeter for thousands of postal workers pension estimates the usps provides to employees who are considering retirement now include an amount for the fers federal employees retirement system supplement, reports don cheney, an apwu official with a long history of helping. Louis was the location of the first apwu health plan seminar and we are thrilled to be. Dec 21, 2019 open season opm announced that for plan year 2019, the average total premiums for current nonpostal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the federal employees health benefits fehb program will increase 1.
Unauthorized access or use of this website may subject violators to administrative action, civil, andor criminal prosecution under the united states criminal code title 18 u. The info about open season is available at opms website. The usps hr shared service center hrssc can be reached by current. Federal employees life insurance fegli open season. During the open season period, you can enroll or change your medical, dental, or vision coverage. Requesting duplicate postal employee w2 forms using liteblue.
In order to prepare federal workers, retirees and their dependents for the end of open season, the office of. Opm health care and insurance director alan spielman said employees will be able. For information on the insurance plans available to you, please click on the topics below. Solicitation of this information is authorized by the civil service retirement law chapter 83, title 5, u. The 2019 open season for usps employees runs from november 11 to december 9, 2019. For some positions the ending date to apply runs from august 1925, 2017. Postal service employees should visit liteblue to download their fehb health benefits guides for this years open season. Which federal benefits programs participate in the open season. The upcoming open season will also give employees and retirees the chance to select supplemental dental andor vision coverage. Jan 28, 2016 increases in insurance coverage made during open season wont take effect for a full year, at the beginning of the first pay period on or after oct. Tsp life annuity cola changes to flat 2% in march february 24, 2020 the cost of living adjustment cola applied to tsp life annuities with the increasing payments feature will become a flat 2% beginning with annuities purchased on or after march 2, 2020. Aug 16, 2017 usps is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for the peak holiday season from november 25, 2017 through january 19, 2018. Use opms open season online system available during open season.
You may also enroll in health and dependent care flexible spending accounts fsas. Jory heckman is a reporter at federal news network covering u. The office of personnel management opm officially announced the dates for the 2019 federal benefits open season which will run from monday, november 11 through monday, december 9, 2019. Open season, the annual period when postal service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins monday, nov. The postal service wants employees to know about some important changes concerning the open season benefits enrollment period that began this week. Benefits open season poster november to december 11, 2017. All claims for the 2019 benefit period must be received no later than 11. Usps employees can choose from a variety of health, vision and dental coverage during open. Open season begins november, 2017 and ends december 11, 2017. The hit was that we now know that the usps can reach out to all usps retirees by mail at their current addresses unless retiree says not to contact. Opm announces 2018 federal employees health benefits fehb.
Federal employees health benefits program fehb usps health benefits plan uspshb for. Usps employees can choose from a variety of health, vision and dental coverage during open season. The 2017 open season runs from november to december 11, 2017. Use our quick tools to find locations, calculate prices, look. Plan information, premiums, compare plans, quality measures, enrollment information, fast facts, enroll now.
Open season elections become effective on the first day of the first pay period that. Apwu career rates apply to employees with more than one year in. A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available to usps employees during open season. The fehbp open season period is scheduled for november 14 through december, 2011 at 5 p. The federal benefits open season begins november 11 and ends december 9, 2019. Dec 31 usps retirement and fehb open season federal.
Non postal rates apply to career nonbargaining unit postal service employees and career employees represented by nrlc. Find information on our most convenient and affordable shipping and mailing services. What postal employees should do on liteblue before retirement. Oct 06, 2017 the federal benefits open season, which runs from november to december 11, 2017, gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to evaluate their benefits, provider networks, and the 2018 rates for federal benefits, which include fehb, federal dental and vision fedvip, as well as elections for flexible spending account fsafeds for health care andor dependent care. The comparison tool allows you to find the right health plan for you and your family. This article first appeared in the marchapril 2017 issue of the american postal worker magazine. Aug 09, 2017 opm announces 2017 open season dates share tweet print mail august 9, 2017 opm has sent the first of a series of annual guidance to agencies on the yearly benefits open season, which this year will run november december 11. The federal benefits open season for the federal employees dental and vision insurance program fedvip and the federal flexible spending account program fsafeds, and the federal employees health benefits program fehb has. During these events, apwu health plan representatives are available to present health plan options to postal and federal employees and retirees. Postal category 2 rates apply to career bargaining unit employees who are represented by ppoa. If you are in a special enrollment category, refer to the guide to federal benefits for that category or contact the agency that maintains your health benefits enrollment postal category 1 rates apply to career employees covered by the national postal mail handlers union npmhu, national association of letter carriers nalc and postal. You must send in a newly completed sf2809 instead, to the usps human resources shared services center.
For most employees on a biweekly pay period, this will be october 1, 2017 october 14, 2017 for postal employees. Fehb health insurance fehb rates federal employee health. Are estimated liabilities too high because of demographic differences between postal workers and other federal workers. The fsafeds health care fsa hcfsa covers a wide range of health care services and products to keep you and your family healthy. Eastern time, or by calling the nalc headquarters switchboard at 2023934695 monday through friday, 9 a. Dec 08, 2016 since retirees can change from self only to self plus one or self and family coverage during open season, theres no reason why someone who is reenrolling in fehbp during an open season couldn. Open season for fehb enrollment in apwu health plans. Employees should complete the postalease fehb worksheet included in the mailing to their homes, and enter enrollment information directly into. The upcoming open season will also give employees and retirees the chance to select supplemental dental andor vision. Opm also announced the dates for open season for health. Nov 03, 2017 the open season liteblue page has information and resources to help you prepare, including faqs, informational videos and a link to a health plan comparison tool from checkbooks guide to health plans. December 2017 the postal record 15 annuitants and retirees can enroll by calling employee express at 8003329798, by going to opms open season website at retireefehb.
Open season is the annual period when employees can make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan this year open season begins on november 10 th. Postal employee guides have been mailed to employees in the past, however, the usps has determined that. During this open season, eligible employees may make any one, or a combination of, the following changes. Code and the federal employees retirement law chapter 84, title 5, u. Opm announces 2019 fehb health, dental, and vision program. You may also enroll in healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts fsas. Postal service employees can compare health plans during this years open season using checkbooks guide to health plans checkbook has information about all plans available through the federal employees health benefits program. Call the opm retirement information center at 18887676738 tty. Like and follow us to get regular updates on the news you can use and answers to your questions. Sep 28, 2017 the federal employees health benefits fehb open season is approaching. Open season is the time of year that you may change or update your health, dental or vision insurance without the need for a qualifing life event. This entry was posted in general union business, retiree business and tagged federal employees dental and vision insurance program.
Open season for enrollment by postal and federal employees in the federal employee health benefits program begins the monday of the second full work week in november. Federal employees may also use open season to elect to make pretax contributions to health care andor dependent care flexible spending. Sbp open season faqs only a decision by congress to initiate a free period of enrollment called an open season would allow a retiree to begin a new election after retirement. Open season, the annual period when postal service employees can. The southwest coastal area local retiree chapter officers for the 20172020 term are listed below. Federal employees health benefits open season usps. For most benefits program, open season begins on november, 2017 and ends on december 11, 2017 at 11. Postal liteblue and open season public sector retirement. You can always reenroll in the fehb at the next open season.
If youre a federal or postal worker, or a retiree whos been shopping around for a. The federal benefits open season, which runs from november to december 11, 2017, gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to evaluate their benefits, provider networks, and the 2018 rates for federal benefits, which include fehb, federal dental and vision fedvip, as well as elections for flexible spending account fsafeds for health care andor dependent care. Office of personnel management recently announced that the average total premiums for individuals enrolled in plans under the federal employees health benefits. Usually, a postal worker needs to be at least 55 with 30 years of service to qualify for the supplement. By law, the dates for postal and federal employee health benefits enrollment open season are from the monday of the second full work week in november through the monday of the second full work week in december.1349 1233 153 1271 307 360 493 312 1568 1055 1545 676 179 490 453 84 124 1589 277 934 944 770 851 744 1508 265 1194 969 1464 840 1320 1033 1046 1581 772 1406 426 1413 478 1222 1380 46 412 1463