Postal Worker Union President Mark Dimondstein recently announced a new plan that will allow Postal Support Employees (PSEs) to apply for health insurance during their first year of employment. Previously, PSEs had to wait until after their first year to sign up for health insurance.
The change came as a result of negotiations between union heads and the USPS and will go into effect on May 16, 2016. There will be a special enrollment window that will be open from May 16 to June 30 of this year. Coverage under the new plan will be effective as of July 9, 2016.
“This benefit is a step forward, especially for those who need self-only coverage... This stop-gap measure will improve conditions for PSEs who need insurance for their first year... This benefit applies to all PSEs, regardless of the number of hours they work,” - President Mark Dimondstein