Click here to skip navigation
An official website of the United States Government.

Healthcare Carriers

Guiding Principles for FEHB Carriers

OPM has established the following ten principles for the FEHB Program. All FEHB carriers must be committed to:

  1. Ensuring enrollees have access to good healthcare benefits;
  2. Striving to keep FEHB premiums affordable;
  3. Ensuring enrollees have access to quality provider networks;
  4. Providing competitive healthcare choices for consumers;
  5. Strengthening information for consumers so they can be more involved and responsible for their own healthcare decisions;
  6. Being well managed and financially secure;
  7. Providing efficient and effective contract administration;
  8. Ensuring the timely and accurate submission of actuarial data and financial accounting information;
  9. Maintaining compliance with FEHB laws, regulations, contract requirements and administrative guidance at all times; and
  10. Guaranteeing that enrollee and Government resources are protected.
Control Panel