US Postal Workers receive health insurance for themselves and their families through The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). The FEHB program is the largest employer-sponsored health insurance program in the United States, providing health care coverage to over 8 million public sector employees, retirees, and their families.
Under FEHB, Postal Workers may choose from ten different plan options, which can include traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans, High Deductible Health Plans, and Consumer-Driven Health Plans. Each plan has different levels of benefits and premiums, and Postal Workers may compare and contrast the plans before making their selection.
The Postal Service contributes to employee premiums. It pays up to 75% of self-only premiums and up to 70% of family premiums. Premiums can be paid through an allotment from your salary or through bi-weekly payroll deductions.
Postal workers should make sure to enroll in FEHB during their annual Open Season from November 11 through December 9 each year. During Open Season, you may change your plans, add or remove family members, and make any other changes to your health insurance coverage.
To learn more about health insurance for Postal Workers, please visit the Human Resources Shared Services page of the Postal Service website: https://about.usps.com/careers/contracting-support/hrs-shared-svcs.htm