Human Resources

Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans Reducing Service Areas

Certain employees received letters indicating that their health plan is reducing its service area for the 2010 plan year. This change will not affect all employees who received the letter. To determine whether or not you will be affected, review the table below, consult your health plan brochure, and/or contact the health plan for further infor­mation.

If your service area is dropped for the 2010 plan year and you do not elect a new plan during this Open Season (November 9–December 15, 2009), you may be required to travel to the plan’s remaining service area for medical care in order to receive full benefits from the plan after January 1, 2010.

If you wish to elect a new plan, you must complete a PostalEASE FEHB Worksheet and enter your election in PostalEASE via LiteBlue (, at an Employee Self-Service Kiosk, on the Employee Service Line (877-477-3273, option 1, or TTY: 866-260-7507), on the Blue page (; or via submitting your worksheet to the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) by close of business December 15, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. The new plan coverage you elect will become effective on January 2, 2010.

You can obtain a PostalEASE FEHB Worksheet from inside your 2010 Guide to Benefits, which is mailed to your address of record during Open Season. Plan brochures and other information are available on the Office of Person­nel Management’s website at

Contact the HRSSC at 877-477-3273, option 5, if you have further questions.

Plans Reducing Their Service Areas Without Terminating Enrollment Codes



Plan Name

3-Digit Plan Code

Area Dropped


PacifiCare of California

CY1, CY2

Entire counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo


Anthem Blue Cross

M51, M52

Entire counties of Butte, El Dorado, Lake Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, San Benito, and Tulare


Aetna Open Access

JC1, JC2

JC4, JC5

Entire state of Connecticut


Humana CoverageFirst

QP1, QP2

Entire counties of St. Lucia, Indian River, and Okeechobee

North Carolina

Aetna Open Access

JN1, JN2

JN4, JN5

Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham areas and entire counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Durham, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Orange, Rowan Union, and Wake


Aetna Open Access

P31, P32

P34, P35

Entire counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, and York


PacifiCare of Texas

GF1, GF2

Entire counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwell, Tarrant, and Wise



CK1, CK2

Entire counties of Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Ector, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Terry, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, and Yoakum



JP1, JP2

Entire cities of Chesapeake, Clifton Forge, Covington, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Norton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, and Williamsburg; and

Entire counties of Accomack, Allegheny, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, Northampton, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Southampton, Surry, Tazewell, and York