Is there any more talk about a "Self Plus One" coverage option for health plans?
"Self Plus One" coverage is currently available only for FEDVIP plans. However, as part of its passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Congress amended Section 8905 of title 5, United States Code, to add a Self + 1 enrollment type to the FEHB Program. The Self + 1 enrollment type will cover the enrollee and one eligible family member. OPM has announced that the effective date for the new Self + 1 enrollment type will be January 1, 2016. Therefore, the annual Open Season beginning on November 9, 2015, will include the Self + 1 enrollment type in the available enrollment choices.