Stay connected

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The Postal Service will offer employees a new method to stay up to date during this year’s open season: text messaging.

Open season is the annual period when employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. This year’s open season runs from Nov. 11-Dec. 9.

Employees can sign up to receive short text messages on benefits, wellness, financial education and other topics.

To sign up, text BENEFITS to 21333.

Employees who sign up will incur the cost of using short message service (SMS) text messaging. Normal rates will apply.

Employees should also follow their workplace rules on cellphone usage.