Welcome U.S. Postal Service Employees and Annuitants!
Aetna® has been a proud provider of health plans for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program since 1959. And we’re excited to bring that history of experience to the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) program starting in 2025.
Here’s what we know right now
The PSHB program is a new benefits program, within FEHB, administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The PSHB program which will provide health insurance to eligible Postal Service employees, annuitants and their eligible family members. Coverage will start in 2025.
No. Postal Service employees, annuitants and eligible family members will continue to participate in the FEHB program for the 2023 and 2024 plan years.
Yes. The Postal Service Reform Act states that most Postal Service annuitants entitled to Medicare Part A are eligible to enroll in Medicare Part B. This includes any eligible family members. Enrollment will occur during a six-month special enrollment period (SEP). Individuals who qualify for the SEP will get a separate notice prior to April 1, 2024.
Enrolling in PSHB will not impact your other benefits, including:
- Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
- Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS)
- Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), or
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
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Also, make sure to take advantage of your USPS employee portal, LiteBlue. LiteBlue gives you access to webinars and other informational resources.
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- Up to $100 a month for each eligible member to help lower the cost of your Part B premium
- Low-cost plans
A large national network*
- More than 1.2 million health care professionals
- Over 700,000 primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists
- More than 5,700 hospitals
No need for referrals*
You don’t have to get a referral from your doctor to see a specialist
Care that’s convenient and reliable, for low or no cost.*
MinuteClinic locations are walk-in clinics inside select CVS Pharmacy® stores. There are over 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. They’re open every day, including evenings. And they offer scheduled appointment options.
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- Gym memberships
- Weight-loss programs
- Vision products and services
- Chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy and more
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- Find a doctor, hospital or walk-in clinic, close to home or out of state
- Create your own personal health record and review claims
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*FOR LARGE NATIONAL NETWORK SOURCE: Aetna Enterprise Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Database, as of August 2022. Information is accurate as of the production date but may change.
*FOR NO REFERRALS NEEDED CLAIM: Referrals are required in our California HMO plan.
*FOR MINUTECLINIC LOW OR NO COST CARE: Includes select MinuteClinic services. Not all MinuteClinic services are covered. Please consult benefit documents to confirm which services are included. Members enrolled in qualified high-deductible health plans must meet their deductible before receiving covered non-preventive MinuteClinic services at no cost-share. However, such services are covered at negotiated contract rates. This benefit is not available in all states.
Aetna, CVS Pharmacy® and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies. Aetna is not responsible for services received at MinuteClinic locations. Pharmacy benefits are administered by an affiliated pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark® This is a brief description of the features of this Aetna plan. Before making a final decision, please read the Plan’s Federal brochure(s). All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations and exclusions set forth in the Federal brochure. Providers are independent contractors and are not agents of Aetna. Provider participation may change without notice. For a complete list of other participating providers and pharmacies, log in to Aetna.com and use our provider search tool. Aetna does not provide care or guarantee access to health services.