Feeling Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from our Health Plan family to you and yours.

In this month of giving thanks, we would like to share our appreciation for placing your trust in your Health Plan. The health of you and your family matters most to us!

Together. Better Health.

As we count down to Open Season (19 days left) and the 2024 benefit year, we continue our drive to offer new resources and benefit enhancements as part of our mission and promise to create healthy lifestyles.

We’re grateful for the families we serve each day. We wish you a healthy holiday season.

Sarah J. Rodriguez, Director

Randy Griffin, Chief Operating Manager

2023 APWU Health Plan Virtual Open Season Health Fairs!

We wanted to give you an opportunity to meet with APWU Health Plan staff virtually and learn about our benefits. Postal, Federal, and Retirees who are eligible for the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program can access and attend our virtual health fairs safely online.

During Open Season, every Tuesday, from 12-2pm EST our Health Plan staff will be online to answer questions and discuss plan features. Please forward this link to anyone who is eligible to participate. Click on the register now to confirm your attendance.

Once registered you will get an email confirmation with a GoToWebinar link and dial-in information. The day before the virtual health fair date you selected, you will receive an email reminder with the dial-in information and instructions.

Register Now! for any of our Virtual Health Fairs.

Open Season 2023 is from November 13-December 11!

Thank you APWU Health Plan Staff for a successful APWU All Craft Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada!

The 2023 APWU All Craft Conference was a huge success, and I owe a big debt of gratitude to the APWU Health Plan Staff for their hard work and dedication.

The conference was held at the Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel (formerly Bally’s Las Vegas), October 2 – 4, 2023, and drew over 2,000 attendees from across the country. The conference was a great opportunity for APWU members to learn about the latest developments in the union, network with other members, and participate in educational workshops.

The APWU Health Plan Staff were responsible for setting up and running the APWU Health Plan booth and providing assistance to attendees throughout the conference. The APWU Health Plan Staff was professional, courteous, and helpful at all times. They went above and beyond to make sure that all attendees had a positive experience at the conference.

As the Director of the APWU Health Plan, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the APWU Health Plan Staff for their hard work and dedication in making the 2023 APWU All Craft Conference a success.

We are so lucky to have such a committed and talented team of staff members working for our health plan. Thank you again for all that you do!

Carroll Midgett Retires as Chief Operating Manager of APWU Health Plan

Rocky Midgett, Chief Operating Manager of the APWU Health Plan, will retire after almost 42 years of service. Mr. Midgett began his career with the APWU Health Plan in 1981 as Senior Systems Programmer. He quickly rose through the ranks, holding positions as the Division Manager of Operations Support, before being appointed as the Chief Operating Manager in 1991.

During his tenure as Chief Operating Manager, Rocky Midgett oversaw the growth and success of the APWU Health Plan. He led the development of innovative new products like the Consumer Driven Plan in FEHB, improved customer service, and reduced costs. He also played a key role in the plan’s adoption of new technologies.

Mr. Midgett is a highly respected leader in the health care industry. He is the Chariman of the Association of Federal Health Organizations (AFHO). He is also highly respected by his colleagues for his leadership, his expertise, and his sense of humor.

In his retirement, Midgett plans to spend more time with his family and his boat. He also plans to travel and volunteer in his community.

The APWU Health Plan is grateful for Rocky Midgett’s many years of service. He has made a significant contribution to the success of the plan, and he will be missed by his colleagues and members.

On behalf of the Health Plan Board I would like to express that Rocky Midgett has been a tremendous asset to the APWU Health Plan. He has helped to make the plan what it is today, and we are grateful for his many years of service.

The APWU Health Plan wishes Rocky Midgett all the best in his retirement and we know that he will be missed.

A gathering in honor of Mr. Midgett’s retirement was held on August 03, at the APWU Health Plan headquarters in Glen Burnie, MD.

National Immunization Awareness Month

You have the power to protect yourself against  vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Adults may need vaccines to protect against whooping cough, flu, pneumonia, and shingles. Ask your doctor about vaccines you may need for your age, health conditions, job, or lifestyle. Talk to your doctor or nurse about whether you have missed any vaccines.

It is especially important for patients with certain health conditions to be up to date on recommended vaccinations, since they are at increased risk for complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. The APWU Health Plan covers CDC recommended immunizations under our  preventive care and screenings  benefit. Your vaccination could be  covered at 100% when you use an in-network provider to receive recommended vaccines .

Talk to your doctor or other health care professional to make sure you get the vaccines that you need.