Beginning this year, Postal Service employees can compare health plans during open season using an online guide from Consumers’ Checkbook, a nonprofit consumer resources organization.
USPS is providing free access to the guide for all employees and retirees.
Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans has information about all plans available through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB).
The guide allows employees to compare each plan using their own estimated out-of-pocket costs. Information on prescription drugs and dental and vision care is also included.
Additionally, the guide offers access to the organization’s national guide of top doctors, which includes more than 23,000 top-rated medical specialists across the nation.
Consumers’ Checkbook has published its annual guide to federal benefits for more than 35 years.
Employees can access the guide by going to the Open Season LiteBlue page.
Open season, the annual period when employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, began last week and will conclude Dec. 12.