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Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Updates

Special Enrollment Period: If you were an annuitant entitled to Medicare Part A (typically at age 65) as of Jan. 1, 2024, and did not enroll in Medicare Part B, you and your covered eligible family members may be able to participate in a one-time PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare Part B from … Read more

OPM tweaks its final rule for the postal health benefits plan

The Office of Personnel Management issued its final rule establishing the health benefits program for U.S. Postal Service employees, annuitants and beneficiaries, offering small clarifications ahead of an anticipated Jan. 1 rollout. The Postal Service Health Benefits program, established by the 2022 Postal Service Reform Act, will provide an estimated 1.9 million USPS employees, retirees and … Read more

OPM Releases List of Conditionally Approved Postal Service Health Benefits Program Carrier Applicants for New Centralized System

Postal Services Health Benefits Program Will Provide a Customer Friendly System Covering Nearly Two Million USPS Employees, Annuitants, and Family Members Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a list of conditionally approved carrier applicants today to participate in OPM’s new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program for U.S. Postal Employees and … Read more

For Retirees – FEHB plans that offer Medicare reimbursement for 2024

There are 29 FEHB plans offering a total of 38 options that continue to reimburse some or all of the Part B premium for members enrolled in the plan’s Medicare Advantage Plan and Medicare Part B: Aetna Advantage (Advantage Option) Aetna Direct (Consumer Option) APWU (High Option) Compass Rose (High Option) Foreign Service Benefit Plan … Read more

Open Season resources

Open season, the once-a-year opportunity for Postal Service employees to make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan, is Nov. 13-Dec. 11.