Usps fsa open season 2016

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during this years open season, help is available. During open season, letter carriers and other federal employees may enroll in fegli, or increase their coverage, without taking a physical exam or waiting for. You may be eligible to enroll in an apwu health plan outside of open season if you have a qualifying life. Since enrollment in an fsa is completely voluntary. Eligible employees can enroll in fsafeds each year during the federal benefits open season the novemberdecember timeframe. The upcoming open season will also give employees and retirees the chance to select supplemental dental andor vision coverage. Fehb plans, the usps health plan for noncareer employees will offer a. You have greater control in how you use your healthcare benefits. Find information on all your available options for insurance or a fsafeds account. Be advised, however, that you must utilize the majority of the funds in your fsa, or you could lose that money under newly adopted rules. Claimant will owe additional fsa contributions for the additional term of participation.

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. Fall 2010 open season timeline for postal career employees. Third, eligible career employees may use the annual leave exchange option. Open season, your onceayear opportunity to make changes to your health coverage or choose a new plan, now through december 12. Although open season has ended, the postal service is giving employees extra time to enroll in flexible spending accounts fsas. Open season for the federal employees health benefits program fehb, as well. The health care fsa hcfsa is used to pay for eligible health care expenses such as. Our members are the primary decisionmakers in the healthcare they receive and pay for. New employees may enroll up to 60 days from their enteronduty date, but before october 1, or wait for open season. You will have an opportunity to enroll during open season, which is from november 14 to december 12, 2016.

Eligible employees can participate in fsafeds if they meet federal employee health benefits fehb eligibility requirements. If you wish to enroll after october 1, you will need to do so during the open season, which is midnovember to middecember, with an effective date of january 1 of the following year. Benefeds federal benefits enrollment fedvip, fsafeds. The amount of money you put into an fsa is entirely up to you be advised, however, that you must utilize the majority of the funds in your fsa, or you could lose that money under newly adopted rules. This booklet explains your options and how fsas work. Annual leave exchange ale for next years leave requires an election during this ale open season. 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 postal service encourages all employees to participate in this years open season, said chief human resources officer jeff williamson. Federal flexible spending account fsafeds open season. Open season for three benefits programs federal employees health benefits fehb, flexible spending accounts fsa, and the federal employees dental and vision insurance program fedvip begins monday, nov.

What did you think of the resources available to you during this years open season the postal service wants you to share your feedback through a new online survey the feedback will help the organization learn how employees. How to use postalease to manage your fehb enrollment november 20 usps24 page 2 of 5. Open season, your onceayear opportunity to make changes to your health coverage or choose a new plan, is nov. Flexible spending accounts fsas expire at the end of each year, but they can be renewed during fsa open season. The fsafeds program is a pretax benefit program that is offered to eligible federal employees through the fsafeds open season.

By authorizing the postal service to deduct a few dollars from your paycheck each pay period to deposit in an fsa, you avoid income taxes on the funds. Open season for fehb enrollment in apwu health plans. Postal service employees will be able to download health benefits guides from liteblue during this years open season, which begins nov. The fehbp open season period is scheduled for november 14 through december 12, 2016. Open season for health benefits starts monday, nov. You can also find a wealth of information online at browse the website to learn even more. Its always held concurrently with the federal benefits open season from midnovember to middecember. During this open season, employees may make any one, or a combination of.

The 2015 flexible spending accounts fsas open season is scheduled for november 9 through december 14, 2015, 11. Usps providing free access to health plan guide for employees and retirees. Appendix d how to use postalease to manage your fehb. For further fsa information andor to enroll, please visit the fsafeds website or call 1877fsafeds. Given the amount of changes taking place during open season this year, the postal service is encouraging employees to visit the open season liteblue page, which provides information on premiums, virtual benefits fair information, helpful videos on choosing the right plan and access to checkbooks guide to heath plans. Whether its a routine exam, allergies, illness or an injury, your hcfsa has you covered. Flexible spending accounts open season correction postal. Keep more of your money 21st century postal worker. November 14, 2016 the amount of money you put into an fsa is entirely up to you. Human resources its time to enroll in a flexible spending account. Open season is just around the corner it begins on november 14.

December 25, 2016 the legal public holiday for christmas day, falls on a sunday. On behalf of the american postal workers union, congratulations on your career appointment. Except for open season and the adding of new family members, most enrollments and changes of enrollment are effective on the first day of. Opm announces 2016 fehb premiums for postal, federal. The fsafeds health care fsa hcfsa covers a wide range of health care services and products to keep you and your family healthy. All of these open season changes may be made using postalease, which may be accessed online at or by calling 18774773273, option 1. There is a lot of information on the blue page that can help you manage your employment life including a solid plan for retirement. Fsafeds open season will take place november 14, 2016, through december 12, 2016. The postal service recently mailed a postcard to employees highlighting the upcoming fsa deadline. For most federal employees, monday, december 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. Open season is the annual period when postal service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan.

When used properly, this different model of health care can save money. Open season is coming open season is coming heres what you need to know. You have until open season closes at midnight eastern time on december 12, 2016 to enroll. Fsas allow users to set aside money pretax to pay for health and dependent care expenses. Open seasonopening a flexible spending account fsa. 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. Open season for federal health benefits, dental and vision. Again, the fsa open season runs from november 9, 2015 through december 14, 2015 at 5. October 2016 mail handler update national postal mail. Enrollments made during this fsa open season are effective for the 2016.

Government website intended for authorized use only by postal service employees. Eligible career employees who elect to participate in the fsa program must enroll via postalease during this time. The office of personnel management opm offers an online plan comparison tool that allows. Usps employees can choose from a variety of health, vision and dental coverage during open season. Thats why you must choose to enroll each year your participation will not automatically carry over from year to year. Employees can also enroll within 30 days following open season if unable to enroll during open season for reasons outside of your control. Open season is the period of time in which eligible employees can enroll in an fsa offered through fsafeds. Current employees sign up for an fsa during open season. Fsa enrollment extended for additional week postal. Remember, your participation does not automatically continue, and you must actively enroll each year. For the 2017 plan year, postal service employees will participate in the federal flexible spending account program fsafeds. Previous fegli open seasons were held in 1999 and 1992.

Each year, an open season will be held, during which you may enroll or change your dental andor vision plan enrollment. Annual leave exchange ale did you know that the united states postal service has an annual leave exchange program available through the liteblue website. Usps is reminding employees that the flexible spending account fsa enrollment period ends jan. Flexible spending accounts fsa latest information flexible spending accounts 2007 open season november 12 through december 29, 2007 the 2007 flexible spending accounts fsas open season is scheduled for november 12, 2007, through december 29, 2007, 5.

Open season survey requests employee feedback usps news link 11216 did you find the 2015 open season resources helpful. Search results for liteblue page 5 postal employee. Employees can choose from a variety of health, vision and dental coverage options through the following programs and plans. Clerk craft august 2016 american postal workers union, afl cio. The last fegli open season was held during september 2016, and the open season held before that was exactly 12 years before during september 2004. In addition, federal employees can elect to participate in a taxdeferred flexible spending account fsa for health care andor dependent care. Thats why you must choose to enroll each year your participation will not. Claimant was not participating in fsa prior to back pay award. A new video explains the important of flexible spending accounts fsa, one of several options available to employees during this years open season. The collective bargaining agreement cba, which is the contract between the apwu and the usps, covers all. The federal flexible spending account fsafeds open season will take place november 9, 2015 through december 14, 2015. During an open season, an employee is guaranteed enrollment and does not have to provide any evidence of medical insurability.

Mail handler assistants are also eligible for health insurance. The federal flexible spending account fsafeds open season will take place november 14, 2016, through december 12, 2016. Enrollments made during this fsa open season are effective for the 2016 plan year janury 1 through december 31, 2016 plus a grace period that extends until march 15, 2017, for all employees who are still participating as of december 31, 2016. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Its open season the time of year when employees can sign up for benefit programs, change enrollments, or cancel their participation. The consumer driven option is the apwu health plan solution for affordable yet comprehensive care. Office of personnel management opm announced today that premiums for the 2017 federal employees health benefits fehb program will rise by an average of 4. An employee who is hired during an open season, but before the election period, has the current open season counted as one of the required two. Postal employees can use postalease employee selfservice on liteblue, blue and at employee kiosks to make some belated open season elections for the federal employees health benefits fehb and flexible spending accounts fsa programs. The compensation and benefits team invites employees to share their feedback through a new online survey.

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