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Tool allows you to compare health plans

USPS employees can compare health plans during this year’s open season using Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans.

To help Postal Service employees compare health plans during this year’s open season, the organization offers access to Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans.

Checkbook has information about all plans available through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB).

The comparison tool allows you to find the right health plan for you and your family. It includes information on copays, deductibles, prescription drug costs and whether dental and vision benefits are included in specific health plans.

Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans is from the Center for the Study of Services, an independent nonprofit consumer organization that also publishes Consumers’ Checkbook.

Checkbook has published its annual guide to federal benefits for more than 35 years. This is the third year USPS has provided free access for all employees and retirees.

Employees can access the guide through the Open Season LiteBlue page.

Last year, approximately 42,000 USPS employees compared health plans and made changes to their benefits during open season, saving an average of $78 each pay period.

Open season, the annual period when employees can change their health coverage or enroll in a new plan, will conclude Monday, Dec. 9.

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