Thinking about the new Self + 1 now available during open season?

Blue Cross-Blue Shield’s standard plan will offer three options: Non-postal workers will pay $100.18 biweekly for the self-only option; $238.24 for the family plan and $231.31 for the S+1 option. The government will continue to pay about 70 percent of the total premium.     The Blues’ basic plan next will will offer the self only option to employees for $68.48 biweekly; family coverage for $164.20, and the S+1 option for $160.75. Less, but not much less.

The Office of Personnel Management’s special Open Season number is open — 800-332-9798 — though if you have trouble getting through, you and thousands of others are in the same boat. Visit OPM’s premiums site, or head to your Human Resources office for answers.

Michael Canet is a Registered Representative with TCM Securities, Inc. and can offer securities through TCM Securities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.