NARFE - Chapter 97


It is time to contact our Kentucky congressional leaders to urge them to follow NARFE's position on opposing some of the suggestions that are being considered regarding Federal employees  health insurance. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) for federal workers, retirees and family members is a separate program that has existed for decades, long before enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.

With a mix of national and regional plans that must meet certain standards, the FEHBP in some ways served as the model for the insurance-policy exchanges created under the ACA. The FEHBP, for example, barred participating health insurance companies from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions long before the ACA made that a national policy.

 One impact the ACA did have on the FEHBP was to allow coverage of children until they turn 26, four years beyond the prior cutoff.  That is one part of the ACA that has not been on the table for repeal in the efforts so far, and probably won’t be if the effort is revived.

Note that one legislative option that was raised recently would allow private-sector workers to buy coverage through the FEHBP rather than the ACA. Contact our congressional representatives today and let them know how you feel about. possible changes in your health care program. 

Contact Senators McConnell and Paul and Congressman Andy Barr today.   Mailing Address for Andy Barr is : P.O. Box 2059, Lexington, KY 40588  Email:   Phone (859) 806-8683.

You can also reach  Congressman Barr at his office, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509, phone: 859-219-1366, hours: M-F 9-5 p.m.  Make that call!   Tom Miller, Legislative Chair

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NARFE, one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors. 

NARFE'S Mission Statement:
>To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests,
>To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations,
>To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.