Dependent coverage

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is requiring all federal agencies to verify eligible family members who are enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB).

This means that the Postal Service, the Office of Personnel Management and insurance companies that offer FEHB plans can request proof of family member eligibility from an employee at any time for existing self plus one and self and family enrollments.

To comply with this regulation, Postal Service employees who are currently enrolled in FEHB coverage must take time to verify the eligibility of all covered family members.

Eligible family members include your current spouse; your children under age 26, including adopted children, stepchildren and foster children under certain circumstances; and adult children incapable of self-support because of mental or physical disability that existed before age 26.

You can review your dependents and other FEHB enrollment information in PostalEASE in the Federal Employees Health Benefits section.

No action is needed on your part if your dependent information in PostalEASE in the Federal Employees Health Benefits section is accurate. However, if your dependent information is not correct, then you must use the PostalEASE FEHB worksheet (USPS-24) to make the necessary changes.

This updated form must be mailed to the USPS Human Resources Shared Service Center by Aug. 31: HRSSC/Benefits, PO Box 970400, Greensboro NC 27497-0400.

The completed form can also be faxed to 202-268-0359.

If you have questions, call the HRSSC at 877-477-3273.