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April 22, 2011
Federal long-term health care
insurance open season under way through June 24
|An open season for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance
Program (FLTCIP) is under way and will continue through June 24. It is
the first FLTCIP Open Season since 2002.
During the FLTCIP Open Season, actively at work federal and U.S. Postal
Service employees and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and
active members of the uniformed services and their spouses are eligible
to apply with abbreviated underwriting (which means answering fewer
This is not a general open season for current FLTCIP enrollees. Current
FLTCIP enrollees can make changes to their coverage at any time.
Non-enrolled annuitants and other qualified relatives can apply for
coverage at any time, but must complete a full underwriting application.
The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for approximately 225,000
enrollees, making it the largest group long-term care insurance program
in the country, as well as the largest employer-sponsored long-term care
insurance program in the country.
The FLTCIP was created by an act of Congress called the Long-Term Care
Security Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-265). The FLTCIP is administered by Long
Term Care Partners, LLC, and is sponsored and overseen by the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management.
For more information,, visit the website www.ltcfeds.com or call
1-800-LTC-FEDS(1-800-582-3337) or TTY 1-800-843-3557 for more
(Story submitted by Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.)