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New / Prospective Employees Guide Me

Overview

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need.

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Health

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need. Learn More

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members. Learn More

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can choose to enroll in up to three different flexible spending accounts during Open Season. Learn More

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP. Learn More

Health

Can I continue coverage if I leave Federal service?

If you leave Federal Service, you may be eligible for Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. TCC is a feature of the FEHB Program that allows certain people to temporarily continue their FEHB coverage after regular coverage ends. Important: You must exhaust TCC eligibility as one condition for guaranteed access to individual health coverage under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

TCC enrollees must pay the full premium for the plan they select (that is, both the employee and Government shares of the premium) plus a 2 percent administrative charge. You may view this information at TCC. 

Here are links to additional information on TCC:

Temporary Continuation of Coverage Pamphlet: The web version of our print pamphlet Temporary Continuation of Coverage , RI 79-27.

Frequently Asked Questions: The questions that we are most asked about Temporary Continuation of Coverage.

FEHB Handbook Chapter: This chapter in the FEHB Handbook discusses Temporary Continuation of Coverage in detail.

Related Questions

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members.

Choose your question:

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can choose to enroll in up to three different flexible spending accounts during Open Season.

Choose your question:

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP.

Choose your question:

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