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About Us

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program has been providing quality healthcare coverage since 1960.

Welcome to BCBS FEP

For 60 years, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program—or simply FEP—has provided health insurance to the federal employee workforce. We are proud to have been part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program since its inception in 1960. Today, FEP covers over 5.5 million federal employees, retirees and their families across the U.S. and overseas.

Our members choose FEP because we offer the benefits and coverage they need most, like access to our Preferred provider network that includes more doctors, hospitals and specialists than any other network.

It’s also because in everything we do, our members’ health and well-being always come first. From our rewarding incentive programs to our innovative tools and resources that put care at their fingertips, they know they can count on FEP to be their partner in health every step of the way. We’re honored to say that this has helped make us the number one health insurance choice for federal employees, and why 99% of our members choose to stay with us year after year.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is the trade association for the independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield member companies.

BCBSA negotiates annually with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to determine the benefits and premiums for the Service Benefit Plan. The 33 local Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are the primary points of contact for Service Benefit Plan members. They are responsible for processing claims and providing customer service to our members.

BCBSA corporate headquarters are located at 200 East Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601.


OPM requires FEHB plans be accredited to validate the plan operations meet nationally recognized standards. The local BCBS companies and vendors that support the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan hold accreditation from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and/or URAC. To learn more about BCBS companies' accreditations, visit NCQA and URAC.

We are also proud to support the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).


David Yoder, Senior Vice President, Federal Employee Program