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Supreme Court: FEHBA Preempts State Subrogation Prohibitions

Posted in Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB)
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided, in Coventry Health Care of Missouri, Inc. v. Nevils, that the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA) preempts state laws that prohibit subrogation recovery by health insurance carriers. FEHBA expressly preempts state law. Specifically, “[t]he terms of any contract under this chapter [5 U.S.C. § 8901, et seq.] which… Continue Reading

OPM Finalizes Regulations Implementing Self Plus One Enrollment Type for FEHBP and Addresses Carriers’ Cost Concerns

Posted in Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB)
Beginning January 1, 2016, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) will include a self plus one enrollment option for its members. For 2015 and previous years, federal employees and annuitants enrolling in FEHBP plans had only two options, self only or self and family. The change was initially mandated by the 2013 Bipartisan Budget… Continue Reading