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OPM RIN: 3206-AN34 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: ●Federal Employees Health Benefits and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Programs: Coverage Exceptions for Dependents of Domestic Partners 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to issue a regulation to amend sections 890.302 and 894.101 of title 5 Code of Federal Regulations. Due to a recent Supreme Court decision, as of January 1, 2016, coverage of children of same-sex of domestic partners under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental Vision Program (FEDVIP) will generally be allowed only if the couple is married. However, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recognizes there are additional requirements placed on overseas employees that may not apply to other civilian employees with duty stations in the United States making it difficult to travel to the United States to marry same-sex partners. Therefore, this regulation creates a coverage exception for the children of enrollees living overseas through September 2018.

Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 890   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. ch. 89   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Marguerite Martel
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-0004
TDD Phone:202 606-0633