Federal Employee Program (FEP)

Fedaeral Employee Program

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 healthcare 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 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