Thursday, January 28, 2016

Is Self Plus One Right for You?

Employees can choose Self Plus One health coverage during a special enrollment period from February 1-29.
Self Plus One is a Federal Employee Health Benefits enrollment type, similar to Self and Family and Self Only.
Self Plus One covers you and one eligible dependent such as a spouse, a son or daughter under the age of 26 or a son or daughter who is incapable of self-support.
In many cases, Self Plus One costs less than Self and Family.
The special enrollment period is available only to employees enrolled in Self and Family plans.
If you’re enrolled in a Self Only plan, you must wait until open season or until you experience a “qualifying life event” — such as a marriage, divorce or change in employment status — to switch to Self Plus One.
To change your enrollment type, go to PostalEASE or call 877-477-3273 (select option 1). Some facilities also offer self-service kiosks that allow you to change your coverage.
For assistance, call the HR Shared Service Center at 877-477-3273 (select option 5). The TTY number is 866-260-7507.
The special enrollment ends at 11:59 EST February 29. More information is available on the Self Plus One LiteBlue page.

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