On the April 28 episode of NAPS Chat, NAPS Director of Legislative & Political Affairs Bob Levi talked with Karla Kirby, USPS executive manager for the Postal Service Health Benefits Program. They discussed the status of the emerging program, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2025, as well as its implementation and collaborative efforts to educate USPS employees and retirees about the plan and what to expect when the plan rolls out.
Levi described the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) program as one of the most significant items to come out of the Postal Service Reform Act. The new health benefits program will be tailored to Postal Service employees and retirees. The program will be administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which has administered the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
Levi said the Postal Service is rolling out the program deliberately, methodically and collaboratively. Kirby is one of the key postal staff members to help ensure a smooth transition.