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Open Season - 2020

  • 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 2021.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

What’s new this year?

Health Benefits: Some health plans have dropped out of the FEHB program for 2021. If the plan you are currently enrolled in is not 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 2021 as determined by OPM.

Be sure to review this list as well as the 2021 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 added 10 new plan options for 2021. Employees can now choose from 23 Dental and 10 Vision plan options. Be sure to review this list as well as the 2021 premiums before you make your selection to be sure that you fully understand the cost and coverage of your plan via the OPM Open Season website

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 https://www.ltcfeds.com/meet_us/webinars.html, confirming your email address, and setting a secure password. All benefit programs will be represented with at least some carriers.

How Do I Make Changes?

Use your eAuthentication ID and password to access the NFC Employee Personal Page to make your FEHB enrollment changes.

If you are not able to use the NFC Employee Personal Page to make your FEHB enrollment change, complete the SF-2809 and fax the last two pages of the form to 612-336-3545. Example of completed SF-2809

For Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), choose your plan and process your enrollment. If you would like to drop your FEDVIP enrollment, you must also process your request through the BENEFEDS website during open season.

Federal Employees Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS), choose your plan and process enrollment. If you were enrolled in 2020 and want to be enrolled in 2021, 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 612-336-3447 for assistance or contact your servicing Benefits Specialist.

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