2022 Local 323 Dental Program

The open enrollment period runs from November 15th through December 18th for coverage beginning January 1st of 2022.


The 2022 plan has the same benefits with no increase in monthly premiums!


The Dental Program is sponsored by Mail Handlers Local 323 for our Regular Membership as well as any Postal or Federal employees who wish to affiliate as Associate Members. This program utilizes the HealthPartners Regional Dental network to provide coverage throughout the plan area. Please review the Plan Brochure for instructions on determining specific provider locations using the HealthPartners website. The plan has an effective coverage date of January 1, 2022 and any new enrollments or changes must be received by the Local 323 office by December 18, 2021.


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October Update - From the Local President

Things don’t appear to be going smoothly as the Postal Service implements changes and attempts to fill authorized positions with new MHAs. Moreover, the new supervisors who have been recently promoted are only adding to the chaos. There has never been a better time to participate in your Union and support your Representatives.


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September Update - From the Local President

Well, there’s at least one thing ringing true from last months column. “This is an extraordinarily busy time for the Membership and their Representatives. I don’t expect things will be slowing down in the near future.” Much of this activity has been related to the conversion MOU, the filling of duty assignments, and the inability to recruit and retain new employees. Add to that continuing cases of COVID-19 infection, the implementation of the Postal Support Annex, ongoing grievance activity, and preparation for the FEHBP Open Season. To be sure, “game-on” remains the order of the day in Local 323.


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August Update - From the Local President

As August and summer draw toward an end, the Members and Representatives of Local 323 continue to adapt to changing circumstances. The available MHAs have been converted and direct career hiring is underway in many facilities. Newly created duty assignments have been posted for bid. Although, some locations are experiencing hiccups and there has been at least one instance of resorting to the grievance procedure to seek compliance. New machinery continues to be installed and implementation of the Postal Support Annex is underway. To be sure, there’s a lot going on right now.


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