During open season in November, NTEU members will again have access to Consumers’ Checkbook’s online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants. All NTEU members who currently or are planning to participate in Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans or the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will find this online tool useful when making decisions regarding maintaining or changing health and dental insurance plans. The guide compares and ranks plans based on total costs including account premiums and estimated out-of-pocket costs (e.g., deductibles, co-payments, and prescription drugs); and on the yearly maximum that an enrollee could possibly have to pay out-of-pocket. The guide will also offer comparisons of the FEDVIP dental and vision plans available to federal employees.
The guide will be available through NTEU’s web site, www.nteu.org. You can find the link in two places on the website. Both of the links are located under the Benefits tab. One is in the “Shopping and Other Discounts” section and the other is in “Insurance.” The links are imbedded within the language that will show as blue writing in the paragraph under Consumers’ Checkbook. The links will be available in the Benefit section throughout Open Season (November 13, 2023 – December 11, 2023). They will remain available throughout 2024 for NTEU members who may have a need that requires them to access the guide. The online guide was developed by Consumers’ Checkbook, a nonprofit organization that has published an annual paperback version of its guide for many years. Please note that the new information will not be available prior to 11/13/2023. Attached is a copy of a flier that can be forwarded or posted with this information.