Open Season Ends Monday 12/11/17

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program logoPlease remember that the FEHB Open Season ends on Monday, 12/11/17. This also includes FSAFEDS, which doesn’t get automatically enrolled. This means you would need to re-enroll it every year.

FSAFEDS logoWith the possibility of government shutdown, you may want to get this done before tomorrow, Friday, 12/8/17. Visit https://fsafeds.com/ for re-enroll info and more.

604px-us-thriftsavingsplan-logo-svg_Also, the deadline period for 2018 TSP election is from 12/11 to 12/22.

Online Shutdown Information From NTEU

NTEU has launched a members-only page with news, information, and helpful resources related to a possible government shutdown.

Man on a couch with notebook computer on lapNTEU has developed a web page at NTEU.org/shutdown exclusively for members with information for federal employees about a possible government shutdown. The page contains the latest news from Capitol Hill, frequently-asked questions, legislative updates and action alerts, and links to information on how a shutdown would impact federal employee pay, leave, benefits, and more. It will be updated as news breaks and more information is available.

Members can also get breaking shutdown news on NTEU’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/NTEUnational.

Retroactive 2015 Transit Subsidy Payments

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light RailWe have received a few emails from employees inquiring about the status of retroactive payments for 2015 transit subsidy benefits. According to the HHS Program Support Center (PSC), the first payments for calendar year 2015 transit retroactive benefits should be in the December 15 paychecks. Apparently, DFAS has also stated that checks for former HHS/FDA staff will be mailed at the same time. If there are any issues, PSC has agreed to let us know right away.