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Postal Union Expects a ‘Smooth Transition,’ But Notes Possible Bumps In the Road for the New Health Benefit Program

May 31, 2023

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The new plan came after years of congressional bickering over how to staunch years of annual red ink on the Postal Service’s books, as the massive organization was forced by law to separately pre-fund the health care costs of future retirees.

“We want to be clear that we, at the American Postal Workers Union, are supportive of the changes to postal health insurance that are coming with the Postal Service Reform Act passed in 2022,” Mark Dimondstein, president of the union told Government Executive. “Our concerns were cleared up in the legislation itself—most importantly, we were able to make sure that all postal employees will actually be covered under the same structure as the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, even if they would come under a new and separate insurance pool.”

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