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Options for future medical expenses

A variety of health plans are available to USPS employees.
A variety of health plans are available to USPS employees who want to save money on their medical expenses.

Postal Service employees who want to save money for future medical expenses have several options during this year’s open season, which runs from Nov. 13-Dec. 11.

If you enroll in a high-deductible health plan, you may be eligible to contribute to a health savings account (HSA).

An HSA allows you to pay for current health expenses and save for future medical expenses on a tax deductible or pretax basis. An HSA is yours to keep — even if you change health plans or leave the Postal Service.

Additionally, some plans offer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), which are funds you can use to help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses.

If you aren’t eligible for an HSA or HRA, you can sign up for a flexible spending account, which allows employees to set aside money on a pretax basis to pay for health and dependent care expenses.

The Open Season LiteBlue page has more information to help you evaluate your options and make the best choices.

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