OPM Announces Open Season For Long-Term Care Insurance

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing an Open Season for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). All eligible individuals who are not currently enrolled in FLTCIP may apply for coverage, including employees, annuitants, and other members of the Federal family. Active workforce members, their spouses, and same-sex domestic partners of civilian active workforce members will be subject to abbreviated underwriting. The addition of same-sex domestic partners of civilian active workforce members as a new type of qualified relative eligible to apply for FLTCIP coverage is pursuant to the
President’s Memorandum of June 17, 2009 on Federal Benefits and Non-Discrimination which requested that OPM, in consultation with the Department of Justice, extend certain benefits that can be provided to same-sex domestic partners of Federal employees consistent with Federal law. All other qualified relatives will be subject to the Program’s standard requirements for full underwriting of applications.

The Open Season will run from April 4 through May 27, 2011.