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OPM RIN: 3206-AO18 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Access to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Tribally Controlled Schools 

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an Interim Final Rule to expand eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to additional tribal employees. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (FY21 CCA), Public Law 116-260, was enacted and amended section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)(codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) and expanded eligibility to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to eligible employees of tribally controlled schools.

Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 890   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-260    5 U.S.C. 89    25 U.S.C. 1647b   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julia Elam
Program Analyst
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-1560