The numerous Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the United States, through
their participation in the Federal Employee Program (FEP), insures 4 million federal
government employees, dependents and retirees. FEP is the largest privately underwritten
health-insurance contract in the world. Sixty-five percent of all federal employees
and retirees who receive their health care through the government's Federal Employee
Health Benefits program (FEHBP) are members of an independent Blue Cross and Blue
Shield company. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield participates in the FEP program
for federal employees located in Arkansas.
The website at http://www.fepblue.org
is devoted exclusively to the FEP program. This site explains the benefits of the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP Service Benefit Plan. Because the Office of Personnel
Management negotiates the benefits and premiums of this plan annually on a nationwide
basis, the benefit information is updated each year. A printable PDF file may be
downloaded from the website for future reference.
Up-to-date information on providers, pharmacy programs and resources, such as Blue
Health Connection, a 24-hour nurse telephone service, also is available on this
site. Newsletters provide health and benefit information for federal employees,
including those who are overseas. Links to health-information sites also are listed.
For More Information
Call FEP Customer Service: 1-800-482-6655 or 501-378-2531