|Direct Premium Remittance (system) - Web
The National Finance Center, Direct Premium Remittance System (DPRS) has implemented a new online Web portal for Human Resource Offices and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to enter SF-2809 forms for Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) enrollment. The new system has been named Direct Premium Remittance (system) - Web (DPRW).
The DPRW portal is designed based on the SF-2809 form and the data elements are exactly the same. All data that Agencies are currently completing on the hard copy SF-2809 form will be entered into the DPRW portal screens. Agency officials will be required to certify the document through the portal, thus confirming eligibility for the FEHB enrollment.
DPRW will increase efficiency of the TCC enrollment process by eliminating mailing and faxing of hard copy enrollments. Having Human Resource (HR) Offices enter their own documents will significantly decrease the time it takes an enrollee to get enrolled by the carrier, receive ID cards and billing coupons. Original hard copies will no longer need to be sent to the National Finance Center (NFC). This is also a savings in postage costs.
During the initial transition, DPRS employees will be available to assist Agencies with entry of forms while Agencies are trained.
The new DPRW is accessible from the DPRS Web site homepage at http://www.nfc.usda.gov/dprs and also from the Application Launchpad on the NFC Web site at http://www.nfc.usda.gov.
Requesting Security Access
The Office of Personnel Management recently sent out a BAL requesting that Agencies send NFC an email with the appropriate information. Once DPRS has this information they can proceed with the security access process, including establishing an Agency Security Officer. There are two security roles associated with DPRW:
- Agency Role (all Agencies)
- OPM Role (OPM only)
A DPRW participant guide is available from the DPRS Web site at http://www.nfc.usda.gov/dprs/training. Users are encouraged to read the guide in advance of receiving their user ID and password from NFC Security.