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OPM RIN: 3206-AO43 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Postal Service Health Benefits Program 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing an interim final rule published on April 6, 2023, at 88 FR 20383, which implemented the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program pursuant to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA). Under 5 U.S.C. Section 8903c, OPM must establish a PSHB Program for Postal Service employees, Postal Service annuitants, and their eligible family members starting within the 2025 contract year. Subject to limited exceptions, Postal Service annuitants who retire and become Medicare-eligible after December 31, 2024, and their Medicare-eligible family members will be required to enroll in Medicare Part B as a condition of eligibility to enroll in the PSHB Program.

Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 890    48 CFR Ch. 16     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 117-108    5 U.S.C. 89   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/06/2023  88 FR 20383   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/05/2023 
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/05/2023 
Final Rule  02/00/2024 
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:
Louise Yinug
Healthcare and Insurance
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415-8200
Phone:202 606-0036
Fax:202 606-4640