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Eligibility changes based on the June 26, 2013 Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As a result of this decision, same-sex spouses and the children of same-sex marriages are eligible family members under an FEHB enrollment.
We updated the FEHB Handbook as follows:
Under the heading, Transferring Your Enrollment to OWCP, we have updated the time period of 6 months or longer to 90 days or longer in reference to when OWCP normally does not request an enrollment transfer unless it expects your compensation to continue.
The mailing address for submitting requests for waivers of the requirement for FHEB program participation for the five years prior to retirement has been changed to Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Benefits Branch, 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20415-3532.
Our former Post Office Box 14172 is now closed and anyone sending mail there will get it returned to them.
We updated the FEHB Handbook as follows:We converted the handbook to a new format for improved readability, navigation, and ability to print the sections.
We updated the FEHB Handbook in the following area:
In Eligibility and Election, we added three categories under "Eligibility for Health Benefits" to make clear that Presidential appointees appointed to fill an unexpired term, temporary employees who receive provisional appointments as defined in 5 CFR 316.401 and 316.403, and acting postmasters are eligible for FEHB benefits. This information has always been in the FEHB Handbook; it is now in a more prominent location
We updated the FEHB Handbook in the following areas:
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