The Office of Personnel Management has issued final rules expanding eligibility for FEHB (the Federal Employees Health Benefits program), along with a full employer contribution, for certain temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees currently ineligible. Those categories will become eligible if they are expected to work, or be on certain types of approved leave without pay such as parental leave, on average for 130 hours per month and are expected to work at least 90 days. The rules in the Oct. 17 Federal Register are effective in time for those newly eligible employees to elect coverage for the 2015 plan year.
ANPR is pleased to have supported this successful expansion of health benefits to seasonal employees.
Read more details about FEHB here: www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare
— Erika Jostad, ANPR president