Open Season

Open Season


Benefits Open Season:
November 14 through December 12, 2016
This is your annual opportunity to review and:

  • Change your enrollment in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program,
  • Change your enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and
  • Enroll in the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS) for health care and/or dependent care for 2017.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

What’s new this year?


The annual contribution limit for 2017 has increased. You may now elect to have up to $2,600 set aside when you enroll or re-enroll in a Health Care FSA or Limited Expense FSA (HCFSA/LEX HCFSA). Dependent care FSAs will continue to have a $5,000 maximum contribution limit per household for 2017.  The annual minimum contribution for all FSAs remains $100.

Virtual Benefits Fair:

If you cannot make it to a Benefits Fair in person, this year there is an online marketplace for OPM-sanctioned Federal employee benefit programs and carriers. The Virtual Benefits Fair is available 24/7 during the entire Open Season. You can access this fair by registering online at, confirming your email address, and setting a secure password. All benefit programs will be represented with at least some carriers.

Live chats with carriers will be available to answer questions and obtain specific information on:

  • Monday, 11/14/2016, from 10am-5pm EST
  • Wednesday, 12/07/2016, from 10am-5pm EST

Human Resources Open Season Phone Line:

The Human Resources Office has an Open Season phone line available for questions. Please call 612-336-3608 for assistance.

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Questions? Contact your servicing Benefits Specialist

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