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G0271  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:23:21 AM(UTC)
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HI everyone,
Can someone please help me interpret this? my questions is: Does my health insurance start on day one of employment?

FEHB handbook. “Under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, you can enroll within 60 days from the date of becoming eligible. Your coverage will become effective the first day of the first pay period that begins after your enrollment request is received and that follows a pay period during any part of which you are in pay status.”

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:21:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: G0271 Go to Quoted Post
HI everyone,
Can someone please help me interpret this? my questions is: Does my health insurance start on day one of employment?

FEHB handbook. “Under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, you can enroll within 60 days from the date of becoming eligible. Your coverage will become effective the first day of the first pay period that begins after your enrollment request is received and that follows a pay period during any part of which you are in pay status.”

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I filled out the paperwork in my first week and carried a copy of my application with me just in case!

teeeeej  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:49:40 PM(UTC)
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I enrolled before my start date, filled them out online in the agency's hiring portal. it still wasn't effective until a pay period after that I don't think.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:51:16 AM(UTC)

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No, it doesn't start on day 1 of employment. You can enroll starting on day 1 of employment, but the insurance doesn't take effect until the next pay period. If you start work at the beginning of a pay period and enroll in the same pay period, your insurance takes effect 2 weeks after you start.

Originally Posted by: G0271 Go to Quoted Post
HI everyone,
Can someone please help me interpret this? my questions is: Does my health insurance start on day one of employment?

FEHB handbook. “Under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, you can enroll within 60 days from the date of becoming eligible. Your coverage will become effective the first day of the first pay period that begins after your enrollment request is received and that follows a pay period during any part of which you are in pay status.”

Thank you

Edited by user Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:56:33 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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