The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is a federal program that is aimed at helping federal health employees meet their and their family's health needs. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is a cluster of Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that comes with a combination of the following:
Federal employees are free to choose from among these plans based on their requirements and needs.
The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program has chalked out a new program that came into effect in 2013: The New Self Plus One Enrollment Type. The New Self Plus One Enrollment Type came into effect as a result of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
The New Self Plus One Enrollment Type created a Self Plus One enrollment type under the FEHB Program. What this means is that one eligible family member that the employee designates will be eligible for coverage, along with the employee. From January 2016, all Federal Employees Health Benefits Program plans will offer the following:
Signed by president Barack Obama into law in end-2013, this federal statute, which is related to federal spending, seeks to lower federal employee healthcare spending by about $23 billion over a ten-year period ending in 2023.
Employees can select a Self Plus One enrollment under The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program beginning in the 2015 Open Season. Since this coverage will be available starting January 2016; options for enrolling for the Self Plus One Enrollment Type will be open in November 2015, when the annual Federal Benefits Open Season begins.