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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS (FEHB)

When to enroll:

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Within 60 days of hire/conversion

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During open Season (Mid Nov – Mid Dec each year, effective 1st pay period in Jan)

How to choose a plan:

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Go to www.opm.gov/insure/health

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Click New/Prospective employees located on the left

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Page down to Program Quick Links

-  Health

  - Comparison Health Plans

     -      Enter zip code where you live

     -      Pick up to 4 plans to compare and click compare selected plans

-  Choose an Employer Type

   - Choose Non US Postal Service

- Choose a Pay Frequency:  Select biweekly

     -You can now compare your plans – you can even click on the plan booklets for more

detailed information

Where to locate plan costs and enrollment codes:

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Review costs and enrollment codes in the 2010 Guide to Federal Benefits for Federal Civilian Employees located at:  www.opm.gov.insure  Review this guide from cover to cover to learn about additional federal benefits.

How to fill out SF 2809:

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Obtain form at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf2809.pdf

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Carefully review the instructions for information about relationship codes, Event Codes, etc.

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Send one copy only of SF 2809 to HRO for processing

What is a qualifying life event (QLE)?

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QLEs are events that may make it necessary to change your current health insurance plan from a single to family or family to single plan.  Most common QLEs are

- Marriage

- Divorce

- Birth of a Child

- Loss of insurance under another plan such as spouses plan or TAMP (Transitional   

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