September 25, 2012
FEHBP Rates for 2013 Announced
The 2013 Open Season for health, dental and vision insurance and flexible spending accounts will be held from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. During this period, federal employees and retirees can enroll for coverage or review their health plan choices and make changes for the following year. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) enrollees should carefully review the benefits and premiums for their health plan choices and decide what coverage will best fit their healthcare needs.
The Office of Personnel Management on Thursday announced next year's health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees. Average premiums for FEHBP enrollees will rise by 3.4 percent and rates under the popular Blue Cross/Blue Shield Standard option who select self-only coverage will see an 0.4 percent increase next year.