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Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Federal Employee Program® is Conditionally Approved to Participate in the Postal Service Health Benefits Program

March 21, 2024

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of Personnel Management announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Federal Employee Program ® (FEP) is conditionally approved to participate in the Postal Service Health Benefits program to offer health insurance to United States Postal Service employees, retirees and eligible family members, beginning January 1, 2025.

The approval is contingent upon successful benefits and rate negotiations over the summer.

Established in the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, this benefits program will provide comprehensive health coverage and a centralized system for 1.9 million eligible enrollees—roughly 20% of the total population in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.

Postal members represent 20% of FEP’s total 5.7 million members, making them uniquely positioned to assist during this care transition. Eligible FEP members will be afforded equivalent benefits and services like they have today, at an affordable price that brings value to their purchasing decision.

“You can count on FEP to continue offering the quality coverage, benefits and incentives our members deserve,” said David Yoder, FEP senior vice president at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. “As a choice in this new program, FEP is committed to providing the postal service and its retirees with higher quality care.”

For more information, visit the USPS page on the FEP website,

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