FEHB premiums to increase 3.4 percent
|WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of Personnel Management) — The
U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced the average premium for
the 8.2 million people covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits
(FEHB) Program will increase by 3.4 percent in 2013, which is lower than
last year’s increase of 3.8 percent. In addition, the average premium
increase for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
will be less than 1 percent.
There are no significant benefit changes for 2013.
On average, FEHB Program enrollees with self-only coverage will pay
$2.75 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with Family coverage
will pay $6.39 more. Premiums for Health Maintenance Organizations will
increase an average of 5.3 percent, while Fee-for-Service plans will see
an average increase of 3.0 percent.
The 2013 Open Season for health, dental, and vision insurance and
flexible-spending accounts will be held from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. The
annual Open Season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity
to review their health plan choices and make changes for the following
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