Accession Number : ADA299553

Title :   Federal Health Benefits Program: Open Season Processing Timeliness.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA299553

Report Date : 08 JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Office of personnel Management (OPM) administers FEHBP by contracting with insurance carriers to provide health insurance plans for federal employees and annuitants (retirees) and their dependents. Annually, from early November through early December, OPM holds an open season to permit FEHBP enrollees to change insurance plans from one carrier to another or from one level of coverage to another. In general, when an employee changes plans, he or she completes a form stating the changes wanted. The form is processed by the employee's personnel and payroll offices. The employee's agency then sends the form to the insurance carrier. Depending on the carrier, the agency may also send a computerized list of the changes. Forms completed by annuitants are processed by OPM and sent to carriers.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH, *INSURANCE, *BENEFITS, *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PROCESSING, FAMILY MEMBERS, PLANNING, PERSONNEL, TIMELINESS, RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE