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OPM FEHB 26 year olds
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OPM Page on FEBH
EL 520 FEHB Temporary Continuance of Coverage.
Flexible Spending Accounts
11/12/07 - 12/29/07
5:00 PM Central Time
11/12/07 - 12/11/07
5:00 PM Central Time
Dental and Vision Insurance
11/12/07 – 12/10/07
11:59 PM Eastern Time
Annual Leave Exchange
11/15/07 - 12/15/07
11:59 PM Central Time
Thrift Savings Plan
Open at any time
The cut-off for each pay period is 3:59 AM. Central Time, 2nd Wed. of pay period (day 12).
OPM page on Federal Employee Helath Benefits (FEBH)
Health Benefits: The Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP), administered by the Office of Personnel Management, is among the most generous and popular of all postal benefit plans. Depending on the employee's craft and selected health care plan, the USPS pays from 71% to about 88% of the premium.
Virtually all career USPS employees (and eligible family members) are covered by the FEHBP. Employees that are not eligible (with certain exceptions) include those serving in a temporary position lasting less than a year (including Casual and Temporary Employees, Substitute Rural Carriers, and Rural Carrier Associates). Other exclusions include non-citizens and employees paid on a contract or fee basis including contract job cleaners and contract carriers.
Several types of plans are available, including the Service Benefit Plan (available nationwide), Employee Organization Plans (available through employee organizations such as labor unions), and Comprehensive Medical Plans (group practice plans/HMOs) available regionally. You must consider your individual and family situation in deciding which health plan is best for you and your family.
For more information about your health benefits please consult the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) at USPS.com. Click here!
The following sites also have information about your health benefits: