Fedweek

Large majorities of federal employees believe the main benefit programs meet their needs and offer good value, according to survey results released by OPM. For example, more than 90 percent of enrollees in the FEHB, TSP and dependent care flexible spending account programs said those programs meet their needs to a great or moderate extent, while between 80 and 90 percent said the same of the FLTCIP, FEDVIP and FEGLI programs. The dependent care FSA program was rated as giving excellent or good value for the money by 91 percent, followed by the TSP at 87 percent; all those other programs received that rating by at least 70 percent except for FEDVIP dental, which rated at 66 percent. The Federal Employee Benefits Survey is separate from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and is conducted only about every three years, rather than annually, and goes to a much smaller number of employees—there were about 9,000 respondents.