FEHBFederal Employees Health Benefits
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The FEHB Open Season, which begins November 14th and runs through December 12th, will give Federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review the 2017 rates and benefits and change their health care coverage if they wish.
assumed the FEHB would provide health insurance for her, as well as her
They should contact the center to receive guidance and assistance regarding actions ranging from changing their health benefits provider during FEHB Open Season Enrollment to getting advice on what to do in the event of a change in marital circumstances (death of a spouse, marriage/ remarriage, divorce, etc.
Cummings provided no evidence to support her claim that OPM discriminated against her when her fertility drugs and treatments were covered at less than full cost or that OPM discriminated against her by not requiring health plans in the FEHB program to cover artificial reproductive technology.
Under FEHB, workers choose from an array of private insurance plans pre-selected for quality and efficiency by the government.
The FEHB is often cited as an example of the kind of health insurance program to which all Americans should have access.
As the director of the OPM has acknowledged, "Despite its size, the FEHB Program is not immune to the inflationary pressures that have driven up costs in the health-care industry in recent years" (OPM, 2002).
The AARP dislikes this proposal because the FEHB program is a defined contribution program in which the enrollees are given a set dollar amount for coverage every month.
Because they are federal employees, the Dalrymples can purchase insurance from a FEHB plan for their son, but without the government contribution; they have the right to continue his coverage for 36 months after his 22nd birthday.
FEHB, on the other hand, has been around for 33 years and provides coverage for more than 9 million federal employees, both active and retired, plus their dependents--or nearly 1 of every 25 Americans.
The FEHB program is similar in some ways to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) public exchange program.