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February 12, 2016 at 7:41am

The new self-plus-one

The self-plus-one option allows enrollees to cover themselves plus one family member. File photo

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Employees currently enrolled in self and family coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits programs can change to the new self-plus-one option during the Office of Personnel Management limited enrollment period open now until Feb. 29.

The self-plus-one option allows enrollees to cover themselves and one eligible family member. Eligibility for the self-plus-one option is the same as for the self and family enrollment. Eligible family members include spouses and children under age 26. A child with a mental or physical disability that existed before age 26 is also eligible for enrollment as a family member.

"This is not a second open season," said Erica Cathro, an Air Force Personnel Center human resources specialist. "Only employees enrolled in self and family will be allowed to change to self-plus-one during this period. No changes in plans, option changes, or increases or other decreases will be allowed."

Electronic enrollment systems will be available for use during this time, and employees are encouraged to make their changes electronically. They should contact their local human resources office if they experience any issues or have additional questions.

More information on the limited enrollment period for self-plus-one enrollment is available on the "Civilian Employee" homepage of the myPers website; enter self-plus-one in the search window. Individuals can also find information on this option on the Office of Personnel Management website.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website. 

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