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    Health Insurance Options

    I have seen this topic in a couple places but has not quite answered my question. Can someone point me in the right direction to the health insurance OPTIONS that I can choose from when I get to the Academy? I am trying to figure out how much health insurance would be for myself and/or if I include my wife/child on the plan.

    What providers are there to choose from once I get to OKC? Does it matter if I am going to ZNY for the options to change or are they all the same?

    Any information on health insurance for me and my family would be a HUGE help. Thanks!

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Hi I am headed to the academy 1/18/12, and have been doing some research as to the health insurance options. You need to use the benefits info sent to you by your HR rep to actually access the federal govt benefits site, but the provider info can be confusing. Many of the insurance plans, including BCBS, can be used anywhere in the country. You do have to enroll for a New York specific insurance plan though, as that is where you will be working. I wanted to choose kaiser of SoCal, where my assigned facility is, but I'm going with blue cross, because I can use that to actually see a doctor in OKC if I need to.

    As you cannot officially enroll for benefits until your first day at the academy, you may want to ask the HR reps to go over the health insurance options at that time as well. Hope this was helpful!

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Start with the Office of Personnel Management health plans website: here.

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Then go here and choose your state.CLICK ME

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Thank you everyone for your help! I really appreciate it. If I have any other specific questions, I'll be sure to post them here.

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    When does health insurance become effective for me and my spouse? The first day of the Academy?

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    A few weeks after you apply for after. So 2-3 weeks after first day of you get on your game

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Quote Originally Posted by RollDice View Post
    When does health insurance become effective for me and my spouse? The first day of the Academy?
    The first day of the pay period that starts after you give your health insurance paperwork to HR. And you can't do that until you get to the Academy.

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    Thanks for the help. I got a class date today and my wife and I are deciding when she should quit her job and we should move.

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    Re: Health Insurance Options

    I started the academy on Wed.. If we turned our Health insurance forms in today... They go into effect Sun. If we waited past today.. It would be the second week of March.. All depends on when you start in relation to the pay period...FWIW

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