Self plus one enrollment projection

Earlier this week OPM released a benefit administration letter to agencies concerning the implementation of the new self plus one enrollment type for the FEHBP in 2016. The letter states that “OPM has estimated that approximately 30% of FEHB enrollments [approximately 4 million in total]  are family enrollments with only one family member. Thus, there may be as many as one million changes to the Self Plus One enrollment type.” Wow.