Office of Personnel Management January 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for Review: Designation of Beneficiary, Federal Employees Retirement System; FERS SF 3102, 3206-0173
Document Number: 2015-01340
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-26
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206-0173, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2014 at Volume 79 FR 31146 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 2015-00613
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management is proposing to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). The Integrity Assurance Officer Control Files (Internal 20) system of records has been operational since February 2005 without incident. Previously, OPM has relied on preexisting Privacy Act system of records notices for the collection and maintenance of these records. In an effort to increase transparency, OPM published a separate notice for this system (Federal Register/Volume 79, No. 71/April 14, 2014/page 20931), and no comments were received. At this time we are publishing the complete text of this system of records.
Submission for Review: Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity, RI 20-120, 3206-0245
Document Number: 2015-00416
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection (ICR) 3206-0245, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2014 at 79 FR 41601, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; Subrogation and Reimbursement Recovery
Document Number: 2014-30638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to clarify the conditional nature of FEHB Program benefits and benefit payments under the plan's coverage as subject to a carrier's entitlement to subrogation and reimbursement recovery, and therefore, that such entitlement falls within the preemptive scope of the U.S.C. FEHB contracts must include a provision incorporating the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement rights and FEHB plan brochures must explain the carrier's subrogation and reimbursement policy.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan Option
Document Number: 2014-30636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; Rate Setting for Community-Rated Plans
Document Number: 2014-30633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to make changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (FEHBAR). These changes would: Define which subscriber groups may be included for consideration as similarly sized subscriber groups (SSSGs); require the SSSG to be traditional community rated; establish that traditional community-rated Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans must select only one rather than two SSSGs; and make conforming changes to FEHB contract language to account for the new medical loss ratio (MLR) standard for most community-rated FEHB plans.