Proposed Health Care Plan Would Not Impact FEHBP Premiums


NTEU has received questions from members regarding press reports that a health care plan recently proposed by Senator Hillary Clinton would open up FEHBP plans to nonfederal enrollees potentially raising premiums.

NTEU has confirmed that, under this proposed plan, federal enrollees in FEHBP would remain in separate risk pools from any other potential enrollees, thereby ensuring that federal enrollee premiums would not impacted in any way. This was exactly the same treatment of nonfederal enrollees’ participation in FEHBP that was included in the health care plan put forth by Senator John Kerry when he was a presidential nominee in 2004, and reflects NTEU’s long-standing position federal enrollees should have segregated risk pools.