Information on Federal Benefits from the Federal Employees Almanac


Chapter 13, Section 1: Office of Personnel Management

If you have questions about an OPM program, please contact the agency’s Call Center at (202) 606-1800

Chapter 14: Taxes

Chapter 2 - Insurance

Chapter 2, Section 1: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program is open to almost all federal and postal employees on a voluntary basis.

Chapter 2, Section 2: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program

The group policy coverage available to most federal employees, including part-time employees, through the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company under a contract with the Office of Personnel Management.

Chapter 2, Section 3: Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

he Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, authorized by Public Law 106-265, the Long-Term Care Security Act of 2000, covers services that individuals may need because they are unable to care for themselves due to a chronic mental or physical condition.

Chapter 2, Section 4: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program

The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program provides vision and dental benefit benefits for employees, annuitants and certain family members apart from the limited coverage in those areas provided in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.

Chapter 3, CSRS and FERS: Service Credit Rules

Contributions made to the various federal retirement programs are a part of the eligibility criteria that must be met to qualify for benefits.

Chapter 3, Section 1: Retirement Systems: General Description

Federal civilian employees automatically participate in one of the federal retirement systems. With few exceptions, the system an employee participates in is determined by the date of hire.