GEHA

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GEHA
TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
IndustryHealth Insurance, Dental Insurance
HeadquartersLee's Summit, Missouri
Key peopleRichard G. Miles, President
ProductsPreferred provider organization (PPO), High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Connection Dental
Employees993
Websitewww.geha.com, www.gehadental.com
 
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GEHA
TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
IndustryHealth Insurance, Dental Insurance
HeadquartersLee's Summit, Missouri
Key peopleRichard G. Miles, President
ProductsPreferred provider organization (PPO), High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Connection Dental
Employees993
Websitewww.geha.com, www.gehadental.com

GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) is a self-insured, not-for-profit association providing health and dental plans to federal employees and retirees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

The company currently offers traditional fee-for-service health plan options with a preferred provider organization (PPO) along with a high deductible health plan (HDHP) that can be paired with a health savings account (HSA). On the dental side, GEHA offers two options under the Connection Dental Federal FEDVIP plan.

In 2006, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) chose GEHA as one of a select number of companies to offer supplemental benefits to federal employees under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

GEHA also has a contract with the federal government to administer benefits for the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, which will be a transitional program until 2014. "GEHA now provides benefits to almost 1 million covered lives worldwide."[1]

Company profile[edit source | edit]

History[edit source | edit]

GEHA traces its roots to 1937, when the Railway Mail Hospital Association was formed in Kansas City, Missouri, to help provide U.S. railway mail clerks with assistance for their medical expenses.[2] Twenty years later, the company expanded its scope to offer health insurance benefits to federal employees and retirees from all agencies and branches of government. In 1964, the company officially became known as the Government Employees Hospital Association. In 2007, the organization changed its name to Government Employees Health Association.

GEHA was one of the first insurance carriers eligible to provide coverage to federal employees under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959. The FEHBP contracts with several hundred health insurance plans to provide coverage for more than 8 million federal enrollees and dependents, including retirees.

Evolution of the company name[edit source | edit]

The company's name has changed six times since its founding in 1937:

Key people[edit source | edit]

These are the people who have served as GEHA's president over time:

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Frequently asked questions" Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan.
  2. ^ [1]