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Site can help employees understand health terms

The open season site can help employees understand health benefits terminology.

Sorting through health plan options can be overwhelming, especially when you’re faced with language you don’t understand.

For example, do you know the difference between a copayment and coinsurance? How about the difference between a deductible and a premium?

Understanding these and other key terms can help you better evaluate your health plan options and make the best decisions for yourself and your dependents.

The open season site on LiteBlue can help. In addition to offering benefits information and resources, the site offers a benefits quiz to help you test your knowledge.

LiteBlue also offers information on Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), the USPS Health Benefits Plan, flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Other features include videos, FAQs and resources to help you compare available options.

This year’s open season, the annual period when you can make changes to your health coverage or choose a new plan, begins Nov. 9.

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