First Look: 2017 Health Plan Rates

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Open Season is fast approaching – eligible Active and Retired Federal employees can make changes to their health care plan from November 14th – December 12th.

Open Season Web Page: Explore in greater detail what’s new with the Compass Rose Health Plan in 2017, member premiums, FREE additional benefits included with the health plan, and prescription drug coverage! Plus, you’re only a click away from accessing our National Formulary or ‘Find a Provider’ tool, which is great place to start if you’re new to the Compass Rose Health Plan. Check out www.compassrosebenefits.com/OpenSeason to learn more!

Office of Personnel Management: Don’t risk overlooking key differences between plan benefits—use OPM’s Comparison Tool to view multiple plans side-by-side without the added hassle. For more information about Open Season, visit https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/open-season/.  

How to Enroll / Make Changes to Coverage: OPM provides a detailed list of how eligible employees, Retirees, and their covered dependents can enroll, make changes, cancel coverage, plus more! Compass Rose Health Plan members and eligible employees use the following enrollment codes:

  • Self Only (421)
  • Self Plus One (423)
  • Self and Family (422)

Eligibility: The Compass Rose Health Plan is a closed plan—it is NOT open to the entire federal government. The Compass Rose Health Plan is available ONLY to Active and Retired civilian employees of the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State. To see if you are eligible, visit www.compassrosebenefits.com/Eligibility.

It’s important that you give yourself plenty of time to review each plan—and not just the premiums—but all your potential out-of-pocket costs, in- and out-of-network coverage, and prescription drug costs. Don’t always assume last year’s coverage is your best option either – exploring and comparing takes time and energy, but in the end, could save you a lot of money!

If you have questions regarding Open Season changes or your specific health care needs, please call (877) 368-7227 (option 3) to speak with a Compass Rose Health Plan Administration Insurance Specialist [Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (EST)]. To learn more about covered benefits see our 2017 FEHB Plan Brochure.

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