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On this site, the Tribal Benefits Officer and Tribal Human Resource (HR) Personnel will find resources to help with the day-to-day activities of the FEHB Program. A comprehensive list of other resources can be found on the References Page.
OPM will hold training sessions the second Tuesday of every month at OPM Headquarters, located at 1900 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20415. The sessions will cover such topics as FEHB 101, Enrollment, Eligibility, and Forms. Please ensure that you RSVP at TribalPrograms@opm.gov at least one week before the training date. Please contact TribalPrograms@opm.gov for any questions.
Each tribal employer must designate a person to serve as the Tribal Benefits Officer. The Tribal Benefits Officer is responsible for explaining the FEHB Program to tribal employees and other eligible persons, determining individual eligibility for FEHB enrollment and effective dates of health benefits actions, keeping the Contacts page in Tribal Insurance Processing System (TIPS) up to date, and other related matters.
A Tribal Benefits Officer can also delegate responsibility for counseling and advising tribal employees and inputting FEHB enrollment data to Tribal HR Personnel.
Any changes to the designated Tribal Benefits Officer (TBO) should be reported to OPM and NFC at your earliest convenience.
More information on the Tribal Benefits Officer can be found in Chapter 1, Introduction, of the Tribal FEHB Handbook.
The table below provides PDF links to the Tribal Benefits Administration Letters (BALs) from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) about the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.
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Each year, OPM provides the following BALs for guidance on the Federal Benefits Open Season.
OPM provides continual guidance and information to Benefits Officers via OPM's listserv (including the Tribal Benefits Administration Letters). OPM strongly encourages every Benefits Officer and Tribe HR Personnel to subscribe. To subscribe to the listserv, email email@example.com and type "Subscribe" in the email subject line.
The Tribal/Federal Workgroup meets once a month to assist with technical and operational details related to FEHB implementation.
The following are outreach documents for FEHB and FEGLI for Tribes, Tribal organizations and Urban Indian Organization. Please send any comments or questions to TribalPrograms@opm.gov