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Open Season - 2022

  • 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 2023.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

What’s new this year?

HEALTH BENEFITS: Some health plans have dropped out of the FEHB program for 2023. If the plan you are currently enrolled in will not be participating next year, you must enroll in a different plan or you will be enrolled automatically in the GEHA Indemnity Benefit Plan – Elevate Option, the lowest-cost nationwide plan option for 2023 as determined by OPM.

Be sure to review this list as well as the 2023 premiums before you make your election to be sure that you fully understand the cost and coverage of your plan via OPM Open Season website.

FEDVIP Dental & Vision Benefits: Employees have 12 Dental and 5 Vision plan options to choose from. Be sure to review this list as well as the 2023 premiums before you make your election to be sure that you fully understand the cost and coverage of your plan via Benefeds Open Season website.

Virtual Benefits Fairs

Register to attend the 2022 Virtual Benefits Fair

The Virtual Benefits Fair is available any time during open season. Upon registering through the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the fair. Additionally, representatives from all participating carriers will be available to take your questions during four live chat days:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, December 1, 2022
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, December 8, 2022
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET)

There are two Virtual Benefits Fairs being held during Open Season. Both fairs included information and live Q&A sessions from multiple carriers and also include information about FEDVIP and FSAFEDS. These fairs are available 24/7 during the entire Open Season.

You can access the fair being held by Benefeds by registering online, confirming your email address, and setting a secure password. All benefits programs will be represented with at least some carriers (i.e. Blue Cross Blue Shield, AETNA, Delta Dental, GEHA, etc.)

Representatives from all participating carriers will be available to take your questions during four live carrier chat days on November 15 and 22 and December 1 and 8. Each live chat day will be from 10 am – 5pm (ET).

Kaiser Permanente is hosting a series of multi-carrier webinars in collaboration with Aetna, APWU, Delta Dental, Foreign Service Benefit Plan, GEHA, MHBP, UnitedHealthcare, FSAFeds, and Benefeds. The webinars are 90 minutes in length and will include an opportunity to for federal employees to ask general questions.

There will be 29 different sessions available to attend with live Q & A. Employees can register for their chosen dates here: https://bit.ly/2023openseasonwebinar

How Do I Make Changes?

It is strongly recommended that you use your eAuthentication ID and password to access the NFC Employee Personal Page to make your FEHB enrollment changes. This is the most efficient way to make changes during Open Season.

Federal Employees Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS), choose your plan and process enrollment. If you were enrolled in 2022 and want to be enrolled in 2023, you MUST process your new enrollment through the FSAFEDS web site during open season.

Questions?

The Human Resources Office has an Open Season phone line available for questions. Please call 612-336-3443 for assistance or email skylar.lund@usda.gov.

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