The following is a question submitted by a Federal Times reader to columnist Kevin Moss, a senior editor at Consumers’ Checkbook and expert on federal employee health insurance plans for civil servants, retirees and their families.

The question and response have been edited for clarity and confidentiality.

A Fed Times reader asks:

“Will I be able to keep Blue Cross Blue Shield under the new Postal health care plan?”

Kevin’s response:

OPM has released a list of conditionally approved PSHB carriers, found here.

BCBS is one of the conditionally approved PSHB carriers.

However, final PSHB plans for plan year 2025 will not be released until this fall.

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Kevin Moss works for Consumers' Checkbook, a nonprofit dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions. He leads the production of Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, a decision support tool that helps federal employees and annuitants find the FEHB plan that's the best fit.

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