OPM Issues Proposed Rules on 'Self Plus One' Option

By on December 2, 2014 in Current Events with 8 Comments

The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to add an additional enrollment type called “self plus one” for premium rating and family member eligibility purposes.

The self plus one enrollment type will be available starting in the 2015 Open Season for the 2016 plan year.

A self plus one enrollment will cover the enrollee and one eligible family member, designated by the enrollee. The proposed regulation does not alter current FEHB family member eligibility guidelines. Eligible family members under a self plus one enrollment will be a spouse or an eligible child as outlined in §890.302.

For more information, see the proposed rules outlined in the document below.

Self Plus One Draft Rules

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