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National Postal Mail Handlers Union A Division of LIUNA (AFL-CIO)

Media Center / Mail Handler Update

October 2021

OPEN SEASON OPPORTUNITIES ON THE HORIZON

CAREER MAIL HANDLERS

The Federal Health Benefits Open Season provides an opportunity for career mail handlers to make changes to their health insurance coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANTS

If you are a Mail Handler Assistant (MHA) in your first 360-day term of employment, you are eligible for health insurance coverage through the USPS Non-Career Health Benefits Plan. Coverage is subsidized by the Postal Service through an employer contribution of $125.00 per pay period for Self Only. Importantly, MHAs reappointed to a second 360-day term are offered coverage through a selection of health plans that includes the Value Plan and the Consumer Option, both offered by the Mail Handlers Benefit Plan…

SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL & VISION PLANS

All FEHBP eligible mail handlers also are eligible to enroll in supplemental dental and vision insurance programs offered through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

The October 2021 Update also includes information about:

  • FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
  • ANNUAL LEAVE EXCHANGE OPTION MOU
  • FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ GROUP LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS
2021 October Update (Text version)

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