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NALC Branch 425 highly recommends the NALC Health Benefit Plan. The premium rates are some of the lowest offered, coupled with excellent coverage and support. Check out the most recent rates below. For more information, visit the NALC HBP website.

NALC Health Benefit Rates - 2021

High Option Self
$91.47
High Option Self Plus One
$219.45
High Option Self and Family
$190.88
CDHP Self Only
$52.45
CDHP Self Plus One
$115.72
CDHP Self and Family
$121.84
Value Option Self Only
$43.05
Value Option Self Plus One
$94.97
Value Option Self and Family
$100.04

Health Benefit Brochures

2020 Brochure
2021 Brochure

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to:

  • Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
    • the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
    • the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
    • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
    • a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
    • any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or
  • Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
For more information, please visit NALC.org, DOL.gov or speak with your shop steward.
Employee's Own Condition
Family Member's Condition

On The Job Injury (OWCP)

Injured letter carriers can now file claims electronically via OWCP’s ECOMP web portal. ECOMP allows employees to electronically file claim forms, compensation forms, track the status of forms or documents submitted through ECOMP, and electronically upload and submit documents to existing OWCP claim files. You can register and file claims from your home computer, tablet or cell phone. Go to the ECOMP website, https://www.ecomp.dol.gov/ and click on HELP on the upper right corner of the page. A drop-down menu has a User Guide for Injured Workers. Click on that link to access step-by-step instructions and instructional videos on registering in ECOMP and filing claim forms. It is recommended to create an account now to streamline the submission of a CA-1 and all other documents if ever needed. For more information, contact your shop steward or go to NALC.org.