The Office of Personnel Management said Wednesday that it has revamped its online plan comparison tool and encouraged greater transparency from insurance carriers to tamp down on surprise billing.
On average, non-postal federal employees will spend an additional $7.89 per paycheck in insurance premiums next year. That comes out to $4.67 more on average for feds enrolled in “self-only” plans, while family plans will cost an average of $10.94 more per paycheck, and workers on “self plus one” plans will pay an additional $10.90 in 2021.
Employees of the U.S. Postal Service will pay an average of $7.96 per pay period in 2021, although the exact amount will vary based on the individual insurance carrier and plan.