Most provisions remain in place, though a few will expire June 30
The current Executive Branch contract expires on June 30. However, because the contract has an “evergreen” clause, the majority of the contract remains in place. That said, any items with a sunset date of June 30, 2017, will expire.
The biggest provision set to expire at the end of this month is the Health Assessment Test (HAT) and Healthy Rewards program. This only means if you’d like to take advantage of the HAT (which earns you $200 on a HRA debit card) or Healthy Rewards (which can earn you up to $300 in gift cards for completing certain activities), you’ll need to do so by June 30.
That $200 earned by completing the HAT will not expire until Dec. 31 of this year. Retailer gift cards earned through Healthy Rewards don’t expire at all, and all newly issued Visa debit cards earned through that process don’t expire for three years.
The big takeaway here is that if you haven’t done this yet, you’ll want to get to it as soon as possible. You can read more about the Healthy Rewards program here.
Correction: This post initially stated that COBRA coverage would sunset, which is incorrect. COBRA is a federal program that exists outside of the collective bargaining agreement. What is set to sunset is a clause to provide one month of state health coverage for employees who are laid off.