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The 2015 Federal Benefits Open Season runs November 9 through December 14, 2015. The following programs will be participating:

  • Federal Employees’ Health Benefits (FEHB) Program;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Program; and
  • Federal Employees’ Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Representatives from the programs will be participating in the Federal Benefits Open Season Fairs. Scheduled fairs are as follows:

  • November 17 (Tuesday) – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Durham, NC – 615 Davis Drive KeyStone Building, Conf Rooms 1003 A & B
  • November 18 (Wednesday) – 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. – Baltimore, MD – Biomedical Research Center/BRC Atrium (251 Bayview Blvd/Ste 100)
  • November 19 (Thursday) – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Bethesda, MD – Natcher Building (Building 45), Atrium

Employee Benefit Resources

Benefit Resources

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program

To start, stop or change your enrollment, use MyPay External Web Site Disclaimer

For plan information, go to the Guide to Federal Benefits External Web Site Disclaimer

To compare plans, you can use the Consumer’s Checkbook External Web Site Disclaimer or the Office of Personnel Management’s Comparison Tool External Web Site Disclaimer

Federal Employees’ Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

To start, stop or change your enrollment, use the
BENEFEDS Portal External Web Site Disclaimer

For plan information, go to: Plan Information External Web Site Disclaimer

To compare plans, you can use the Office of Personnel Management’s Comparison Tool External Web Site Disclaimer or the
BENEFEDS Portal Comparison Tool External Web Site Disclaimer

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Enroll on the FSAFEDS External Web Site Disclaimer website

Federal Employees’ Health Benefits (FEHB) Program

FEHB Open Season - The open season for the Federal Employees' Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will begin November 9, 2015 and continue through December 14, 2015. For detailed information, please refer to the FEHB Open Season Announcement.

Use myPay External Web Site Disclaimer to enroll, cancel, or make a change to your FEHB enrollment. All open season elections will be effective January 10, 2016. If you do not submit an open season election, your current enrollment will continue in 2016, subject to any changes identified in your plan brochure. Even if you are completely satisfied with your current health plan, please review your 2016 plan brochure and make sure you are aware of all changes made within your plan, including changes in premiums, coverage offered, and providers.

Federal Employees’ Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

FEDVIP Open Season - The open season for the Federal Employees' Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will begin November 9, 2015 and continue through December 14, 2015. All open season elections for FEDVIP will be effective January 1, 2016. For detailed information, please refer to the FEDVIP Open Season Announcement External Web Site Disclaimer.

Use the BENEFEDS Portal External Web Site Disclaimer to enroll, cancel, or make a change to your FEDVIP enrollment. You may also enroll, cancel or make changes by calling 1-877-888-3337 (TTY: 1-877-889-5680). If you do not submit an open season election, your current enrollment will continue in 2016, subject to any changes identified in your Plan Information External Web Site Disclaimer. Even if you are completely satisfied with your current plan, please review your 2016 Plan Information External Web Site Disclaimer and make sure you are aware of all changes made within your plan, including changes in premiums, coverage offered, and providers.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program

FSA Open Season - The open season for the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program will begin November 9, 2015 and continue through December 14, 2015. For detailed information, please refer to the FSA Open Season Announcement External Web Site Disclaimer.

Use the FSAFEDS website External Web Site Disclaimer if you wish to enroll in a FSA for 2016. You may also enroll by calling 877-372-3337 (TTY: 1-800-952-0450). All open season elections will be effective January 1, 2016. If you are currently enrolled in a FSA, your current enrollment will not automatically continue into 2016. To participate, you must re-enroll.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

TSP Open Season - The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) no longer has open seasons. You may start, stop, or change your TSP contributions at any time via myPay. External Web Site Disclaimer

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program does not have regular recurring Open Seasons. However, OPM has announced that a FEGLI Open Season has been scheduled for September 1 – 30, 2016. Coverage elected during the Open Season will be effective the first pay period beginning on or after October 1, 2017. Enrollments and increases External Web Site Disclaimer (OPM) in coverage are allowed outside of an Open Season under limited circumstances. You may decrease or waive coverage at any time by completing an SF-2817 .pdf icon  External Web Site Disclaimer and forwarding it to your Benefits Contact.

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) does not have annual open seasons. So you really can't count on a future open season at any time soon. AND — there is no guarantee that any future open season will offer abbreviated underwriting. BUT — you do NOT need to wait for an open season! If you're in an eligible group External Web Site Disclaimer (LTCFEDS), you can apply at any time, using the full underwriting application External Web Site Disclaimer (LTCFEDS). Please visit www.ltcfeds.com External Web Site Disclaimer for information.

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