Federal Benefits Open Season!

It’s that time of year again. Open Season for the 2016 Federal Benefits year began on November 14 and runs through December 12. During this period, you can enroll in government health benefits plans, cancel enrollment, or change plans or options within plans.   

Most plans will see benefits and rate changes and some plans are dropping out of the program, so you want to review your coverage during this period to make sure you have the coverage that suits your needs for the upcoming year. 

To access and compare plans, visit https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/open-season/  

Permanent federal civilian employees, qualifying part-time employees, and certain seasonal employees are eligible for coverage.


Recent AFGE News:

Our Recent Win on Gender Pay Equality at the VA

October 22, 2018

For the last four years, the union representing workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has been fighting for their female physicians to receive equal pay as their male counterparts. And this week, the union filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn prior case law and offer fair compensation for those female physicians under the Equal Pay Act.

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5 Stories that Matter

October 22, 2018

The President demands 5 percent spending cuts from every agency, Federal retirement claims are up, the White House tries to replace Interior Department IG, and more.

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