Open Season

Open Season

Benefits Open Season:
November 11th thru December 9th, 2013.
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 2013.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

Check the eligibility charts (PDF)

What’s new this year?

As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), each plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program will provide a summary document detailing information about the health plan’s benefits and coverage. Each Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) will include information about the plan’s cost, coverage, and the rights of enrollees and will be available on each carrier’s website. All of the SBCs will address the minimum essential coverage and minimum value of standard of benefits requirements of the ACA. For more information, click (Health Care Reform FEHB Fast Facts)(PDF).

  • If you are currently eligible or enrolled in a health insurance plan under the FEHB program and would like to know more about how the new Health Insurance Marketplace works with the FEHB program, please click (Health Insurance Marketplace Notice to Federal Employees)(PDF).
  • The Marketplace is a new way to buy health insurance for employees who are not eligible for FEHB coverage and for employees who may be eligible for FEHB but are looking at all of their options, please click (New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage)(PDF).
  • Three new dental plans and one new vision plan will be available under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Federal Employees Health Benefits has gone green!

In an effort to lower costs and save resources, paper copies of health plan brochures will not be automatically mailed to FEHB Program members. You may view your FEHB health plan brochure online at

If you are currently enrolled in a FEHB health plan, your plan will contact you to offer the option of obtaining the 2014 benefit brochure online or by requesting a paper copy of the benefit brochure. If you enroll in or change to a different plan during the open season, your new health plan will mail you a paper copy of its brochure.

Open Season Webcasts

Live Webcasts

  • Introduction to Open Season: Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 pm EST
  • The Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP): Tuesday, November 14, 1:30 pm EST
  • The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS): Thursday, November 19, 1:30 pm EST

Recorded Webcasts

  • The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB): Do I have the Right Health Plan?
  • Medicare & the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

Click here to view these OPM's webcasts.

Helpful Links

Questions? Contact your servicing Benefits Specialist (PDF)

Additional Resources


Additional Information