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OPM is no longer producing the Guide to Federal Benefits (Guide) beginning with the 2016 benefit year. This will include both the printed and online versions of the Guide. We have determined that it is no longer cost effective to produce the Guide and due to the implementation of the Going Green Initiative in 2010, an increasing number of agencies are turning toward online resources for information about the federal benefits programs instead of ordering printed copies of the Guide.
The summary information describes each of the Federal Benefit Programs and gives details intended to educate and inform you about the choices available to you. In the case of the health, dental, and vision programs, the Guides list the plans available in each state, premium rates, selected benefits, health plan consumer satisfaction survey results, and links to other health plan quality indicators.
Plan Information, Rates and Guides to Federal Benefits issued prior to January 1, 2013, will be added to the revamped OPM website in the near future. Until then, you can access them in our temporary archive.
Please note that, if you access materials in the temporary archive other than Plan Information, Rates or Guides to Federal Benefits, you may encounter hyperlinks that no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.
With that understanding, you are welcome to proceed to our temporary archive.