About Us

Mission and History

Our Mission

NALC Health Benefit Plan is:

The Plan's mission is to provide our members accessibility to quality medical care while maintaining a comprehensive benefit package. We pride ourselves in offering excellent benefits with affordable premiums.

Our History

1950: NALC started its own independent health benefits plan with two employees housed in a single room. Membership totaled 4,116.

Mid '50s: Membership grew to 30,000. The independent health plan employed 26 employees and occupied three rooms located in the NALC Headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

Early '60s: Became part of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. Enrollment quadrupled to 101,503. The Plan used every available office space at the headquarters building. The auditorium became the file room.

1972: The NALC HBP continued to grow in the Federal program. The entire Plan moved to Reston, Virginia, by the end of the year. The staff comprised 229 employees and membership totaled 141,177.

1980s:  The computer age hit the Plan. All analysts were equipped with computer terminals and claims were processed through a computerized system.

1990:  Again the NALC HBP was "bustin' at the seams" with 520 employees and a membership of 220,000. The Reston building was inadequate, so the Plan moved to Ashburn, Virginia, on June 8, 1990.

2010:  This year marks our 60th Anniversary! We have endured, prospered and we continue to grow.

2014:  The NALC HBP added two new options in 2014! We now offer the NALC Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) and NALC Health Benefit Plan Value Option.