When to enroll:
Within 60 days of hire/conversion
During open Season (Mid Nov – Mid Dec each year, effective 1st pay period in Jan)
How to choose a plan:
Click New/Prospective employees located on the left
Page down to Program Quick Links
- 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
Where to locate plan costs and enrollment codes:
Review costs and enrollment codes in the 2010 Guide to Federal Benefits for Federal Civilian Employees located at: Review this guide from cover to cover to learn about additional federal benefits.
How to fill out SF 2809:
Obtain form at
Carefully review the instructions for information about relationship codes, Event Codes, etc.
Send one copy only of SF 2809 to HRO for processing
What is a qualifying life event (QLE)?
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
- Birth of a Child
- Loss of insurance under another plan such as spouses plan or TAMP (Transitional