In a move to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the U.S. Postal Service has awarded UnitedHealthcare a contract to support a Postal Service health plan for all eligible non-career employees.
The contract period begins April 30, 2013 and provides coverage for years 2014 through 2016. Three additional terms of two years each may be negotiated for a total possible contract life of over nine (9) years. The estimated contract value is $239 million annually assuming 35,000 participants, but may vary significantly depending on actual non-career employee plan participation.