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August 29, 2007

TO: Printing and Publishing Officials of the Federal Government

SUBJECT: Printing and Publishing Officials of the Federal Government

This Circular Letter is to announce the opportunity to submit rider orders for the below listed Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Federal Benefits publications.

If you would like copies of these publications, you must order them directly from GPO as OPM does not stock supplies of any of these publications. Please note that the unit of issue on these publications is 5 per package, thus the smallest amount of an item that can be ordered is 5. The total quantity of your order for each item must be divisible by 5. These publications will also be available on OPM’s Website at

Your requisitions should be forwarded to Agency Publishing Services, Requisition Section, Stop CSA, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20401 no later than September 14, 2007. Field or regional offices should coordinate their requirements with their Washington, D.C. area headquarters’ printing officers before submitting any paperwork. Important Note: OPM will not be furnishing rider requisition numbers for ordering these publications; please order by item number and title listed below. A separate requisition should be submitted for each different publication ordered. Note that rider rates apply to single destination, local delivery. Mailing charges, if incurred, will be added to your account. Products are scheduled to be shipped to agency distribution points beginning October 18, 2007.

The publications listed below are the revised November 2008 editions. The Guides to Federal Benefits provide summary information on the health plans participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) Program, with information on the plans available in each state, rates, benefits, accreditation, and quality indicators. They also provide information on program features and enrollment instructions.

Item No. ID Number/Title Estimated Cost (Per Copy)
1526 RI 70-1 Guide to Federal Benefits: For Federal Civilian Employees(116 pages, self cover) $0.45
1527 RI 70-5 Guide to Federal Benefits: For Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) and Former – Individuals Eligible to Enroll For: TCC or Coverage Under the spouse equity law or similar Statutes providing coverage to former Spouses (84 pages, self cover) $0.45
1528 RI 70-6 Guide to Federal Benefits: nbsp; For Individuals Receiving Compensation from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) (108 pages, self cover) $0.61
1529 RI 70-8 Guide to Federal Benefits: nbsp; For Certain Temporary Employees – Those eligible to enroll in the FEHB Program under 5 U.S.C. 8906a(116 pages, self cover) $0.45
1530 RI 70-9 Guide to Federal Benefits: For Federal Retirees and Their Survivors (108 pages, self cover) $0.45
1531 RI 70-10 Guide to Federal Benefits: For Federal Civilian Employees – Large Print Only (116 pages, self cover) $0.70

If you have any questions about the publications referenced in this Circular Letter, contact the OPM Center for Retirement and Insurance Service on 202-606-0623. For questions regarding the submission of your order, please contact your GPO Agency Publishing Specialist or call Team 5 – Agency Publishing Services on 202-512-1239.


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