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Long-term care available to employees, relatives

USPS employees are eligible for long-term health care.
USPS employees are eligible for long-term health care.

Postal Service employees and their relatives are eligible for long-term health care assistance not covered by traditional health plans or Medicare.

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides caregiver assistance for daily living activities — such as bathing, eating and dressing — or supervision for cognitively impaired individuals.

The program also helps protect savings and assets should the need for long-term care arise.

Qualified individuals  — including employees’ spouses, domestic partners, parents, parents-in-law and adult children — are encouraged to apply for the program before future health problems prevent them from obtaining coverage.

Premiums are related to age.

The Office of Personnel Management sponsors the program. For more information, call 1-800-582-3337 or TTY 1-800-843-3557.

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