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Postal employees, retirees and second term appointment MHAs can count on MHBP!

Your union-sponsored 2024 health plans

MHBP has been trusted by federal and postal employees and retirees for over 60 years. With our three nationwide health plans, we offer quality coverage and exceptionally low premiums. One winning feature is our highly-rated customer service. We have dedicated MHBP representatives available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except certain holidays). In the United States, we are backed by the strength of the Aetna® national network, with over 1.8 million providers. MHBP also offers coverage outside of the United States. All MHBP plans offer both in- and out-of-network coverage. At MHBP, we are raising quality standards while keeping low rates — because we believe it’s what all federal and postal employees deserve.

Who is eligible and when:

  1. All existing career Mail Handlers may make any one, or a combination of, the following changes to their health insurance during Open Season: enroll if not enrolled; cancel enrollment; change from one plan to another or from one option to another; and change from Self to Self and Family, or from Self and Family to Self.

  2. For those Mail Handlers converting to fulltime regular (FTR), you have 60 days from the date of conversion to enroll in a FEHB Plan.

  3. Mail Handler Assistants (MHAs) – those working in their second term are eligible for immediate enrollment into the MHBP Consumer Option and Value Plan with contributions toward premiums to be made by the Postal Service. You have 60 days from the date of your newly acquired eligibility to enroll in MHBP.

2024 Plan Features


2024 Rates









* These rates do not apply to all Enrollees. If you are in a special enrollment category, please refer to the FEHB Program website or contact the agency or Tribal Employer which maintains your health benefits enrollment.

** Deductible must be met before any benefits apply (except preventive care).

*** These rates apply upon appointment to second term.

This is a brief description of the features of this Aetna health benefits plan. Before making a decision, please read the plan’s applicable federal brochure(s). All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations and exclusions set forth in the federal brochure.


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