How to Use PostalEASE

The PostalEASE website and telephone system provide a convenient, confidential, and secure way for U.S. Postal Service employees to newly enroll, change current enrollment, or cancel enrollment in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Accessing 
PostalEASE (external link) on the Internet, at an Employee Self-Service Kiosk (available in some facilities), or on the Intranet (from the Blue page), may be easier than using the telephone. .


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Through PostalEASE you may:

  • -ake a change to your current enrollment during FEHB Open Season (November 12, 2018 – December 10, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).
  • Make an election as a new employee within 60 days of your date of hire.
  • Enter your dependents’ information. Please be advised that you must contact the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) to change a family member on a Self Plus One enrollment, to add a common law spouse or to add a foster child (as defined under FEHB
  • To confirm coverage you MUST contact your health plan directly.

If you experience a qualifying life event and you want to newly enroll, change your enrollment, cancel or reduce your coverage you must contact the HRSSC for assistance.

You may contact the HRSSC for assistance if:

  • you are deaf or hard of hearing, or
  • you cannot use the telephone, Internet, Employee Self Service kiosk or Intranet for a medical reason, or
  • you receive a message in PostalEASE Liteblue directing you to contact the HRSSC when attempting to make a change

Just call the Employee Service Line at 1-877-477-3273. When prompted, select 5 for the HRSSC. Then select Benefits to speak with a representative who will assist you.

Employees who are deaf or hard of hearing, may use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

If you are not making any changes to your current FEHB enrollment, then you do not need to do anything.

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USPS Employee; Compensation & benefits

IUSPS offer a very competitive compensation plus benefits package for all
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Compensation

In addition to competitive basic pay rates and regular salary increases, depending on the type of job held, most Liteblue employees may also receive overtime pay, night shift differential, and Sunday premium pay.

Health Insurance

The Postal Service participates in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, which provides excellent coverage and flexibility with most of the cost paid by the Postal Service. There are many plans available, including Fee-For-Service, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and High Deductible & Consumer-Driven Health Plans. Employee premium contributions are not subject to most taxes, making health insurance even more affordable.

Dental and Vision Insurance

Employees are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). While employees pay the full cost, this group insurance offers excellent coverage at rates made even more affordable because premium contributions are not subject to taxes.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Career employees may participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program after one year of service. Tax-free FSA contributions can be used to cover most out-of-pocket health care and dependent care (daycare expenses).

Long-Term Care Insurance

Employees may enroll in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), which insures for the costs of receiving long-term care (e.g., nursing home or assisted living), which typically is not covered by health insurance or Medicare.

Retirement

The Postal Service participates in the federal retirement program, which provides a defined benefit (pension), as well as disability coverage. Eligibility is determined by your age and number of years of creditable service.

Thrift Savings Plan

Career postal employees may contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is similar to 401(k) retirement savings plans offered by private sector employers. Employees contribute to TSP on a tax-deferred basis, and may receive automatic and matching contributions (up to 5 percent of pay) from the Postal Service.

Social Security & Medicare

Newly hired postal employees are covered under Social Security and Medicare.

Life Insurance

The Postal Service offers coverage through the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. The cost of Basic coverage is fully paid by the Postal Service, with the option to purchase additional coverage through payroll deductions.

Commuter Program

This program offers tax-free purchase of public transportation and parking, up to IRS maximums, to reduce out-of-pocket costs for employees who choose to participate.

Leave

The Postal Service offers generous annual (vacation) and sick leave – 13 days of annual leave per year for the first 3 years, increasing to 20 days per year after 3 years of service, and to 26 days per year after 15 years of service. In addition, full-time employees earn 4 hours per pay period as insurance against loss of income due to illness or accident. Annual and sick leave is prorated based on paid hours for part-time employees.

Effective October 6, 2012, Postmasters, supervisory and managerial employees, and non-career employees converted to those positions, who have no prior federal or USPS service that is creditable toward the leave computation date, receive 10 days of annual leave per year for the first 5 years, increasing to 15 days per year after 5 years, and to 20 days per year after 15 years. In addition, employees earn 3 hours per pay period as insurance against loss of income due to illness or accident. Annual and sick leave is prorated based on paid hours for part-time employees.

Holidays

The Postal Service observes 10 holidays each year.

Career Development & Training

The Postal Service offers a learning environment that reinforces success through training initiatives that allow Liteblue employees to improve basic operational knowledge and gain leadership skills. Executive-level development is provided through a comprehensive multi-level program designed for those executives meeting certain high-performance criteria.

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