Open Season is here! Postal Service retirees who have already elected to participate in a FEHB plan may change their health benefits or enroll in new plans starting Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021.
USPS is offering a nationwide Virtual Benefits Fair with participating Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) carriers. The fair provides an opportunity to engage with healthcare provider booths, attend webinars, and download health plan materials from your personal computer or mobile device. In addition to the FEHB health plan carriers, representatives from the USPS Health Benefits Plan, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medicare, Social Security Administration, Thrift Savings Plan, and various educational partners, will be in attendance.
Annuitants can participate in live event days to speak with experts on four dates:
- November 15 from 1:00pm – 9:00pm EST
- November 18 from 9:00am – 5:00pm EST
- November 30 from 1:00pm – 9:00pm EST
- December 3 from 11:00am – 7:00pm EST
Register at the Virtual Benefits Fair site or via Keeping Posted.
The Postal Service is also offering educational webinars on Zoom specifically for retirees throughout Open Season, during the following dates and times:
|Date||Topic||Start Time||Zoom Link||Dial-In Options|
|11/14/2021||Open Season 101||2:00pm EST||Zoom Link||Phone Number:
Meeting ID: 1604629113
|11/16/2021||Open Season 101||12:00pm EST||Zoom Link||Phone Number:
Meeting ID: 1608905755
|11/29/2021||Open Season 101||12:00pm EST||Zoom Link||Phone Number:
Meeting ID: 1608847302
|12/2/2021||Open Season 101||2:00pm EST||Zoom Link||Phone Number:
Meeting ID: 1612375953
Keeping Posted has additional tools to help you prepare, including FAQs, informational videos, Medicare options, and a link to CHECKBOOK’S Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees. CHECKBOOK enables you to make side-by-side comparisons of FEHB plans, so that you can evaluate services and costs, including premiums, copays, and deductibles.
For more information, visit www.keepingposted.org or connect via Facebook.