Welcome Postal employees and retirees

GEHA is committed to providing you comprehensive coverage.

Thank you for your commitment to the U.S. Postal Service. You might have some questions about your health benefits transition. Well, don't worry. We can help. GEHA is excited to announce our participation in the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program for Open Season 2024 as a conditionally approved carrier.

GEHA was created
by Postal employees like you.

GEHA was founded in Kansas City in 1937 by a group of Railway Post Office employees who passed the hat to help their co-workers in times of need. That idea of caring for one another is still one of our core values, and is reflected in the plans and the care we offer.

We serve our 2 million members through our commitment to service. GEHA is a conditionally approved Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program carrier for the 2024 Open Season. We will continue to support all postal employees and retirees through this transition.

If you have questions regarding the PSHB Program, contact a GEHA FedViser today.

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Important note: Special enrollment period (SEP) for Postal retirees

If you are an annuitant entitled to Medicare Part A (typically at age 65) as of January 1, 2024, and did not enroll in Medicare Part B, you and your covered, eligible family members may be able to participate in a six-month special enrollment period (SEP) for Medicare Part B that starts on April 1, 2024.

If you are the primary subscriber, your covered family members will not be required to enroll in Medicare Part B to stay on your PSHB plan; however, enrollment in Medicare Part B may reduce your overall costs for health care-related expenses and may provide better value for you and your family. Those who choose to enroll during the SEP aren’t required to pay a late enrollment penalty. The United States Postal Service sent eligibility letters to annuitants and eligible family members in March 2024.
Frequently asked questions about the new PSHB Program
Postal Service employees, Postal Service annuitants and their family members who are currently eligible for coverage under the FEHB Program will be eligible for coverage under the PSHB Program.
PSHB has no effect on FEDVIP dental or vision coverage.
OPM will launch a new enrollment website for enrolling in a PSHB plan. You will be automatically enrolled in the same or similar PSHB plan as your current FEHB plan during the 2024 Open Season period, which will run from November 11, 2024, to December 9, 2024. Additional information on how to make elections using the new website will be available before the 2024 Open Season.
There will be a six-month special Medicare enrollment period for eligible postal annuitants and their family members starting on April 1, 2024. Those who enroll during the special enrollment period (SEP) will not need to pay the late enrollment penalty. Individuals who qualify for the SEP will receive a separate notification before April 1, 2024.
Yes, OPM has given GEHA conditional approval to participate in the PSHB Program during 2024 Open Season. More information will be shared soon.
  • Save on late enrollment penalties, up to 10% for every 12-month period that you didn’t have Medicare Part B.
  • Your FEHB or PSHB plan may waive its copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles for Part B services.
  • Some services covered under Part B might not be covered or only partially covered by your FEHB or PSHB plan, such as orthopedic and prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment and more.
  • Coordination of benefits between Medicare and your FEHB or PSHB plan, which reduces your out-of-pocket costs.
  • To enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan to see even great savings, you must have Medicare Parts A & B.

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