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Frequently Asked Questions Work Life

I want to quit smoking. What assistance is available for me?

Beginning in plan year 2011, all FEHB plans must cover four tobacco cessation counseling sessions of at least 30 minutes for at least two quit attempts per year.  This includes proactive telephone counseling, group counseling and individual counseling, and all 7 Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved tobacco cessation medications with a doctor's prescription. These benefits must be provided with no copayments or coinsurance and not subject to deductibles, annual or life time dollar limits.

Also, your agency may offer an internal tobacco cessation program for its employees.  You agency’s work/life coordinator(s) will be able to provide you with information on any programs offered.  To find your agency’s work/life contacts, use the searchable database at:

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