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Open Season


Benefits Open Season:
November 12 through December 10, 2018
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 2018.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

What’s new this year?

Health Benefits: Some health plans have dropped out of the FEHB program for 2019. 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 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan FEP Blue Focus (the lowest-cost nationwide plan option for 2019 as determined by OPM) for 2019.

Be sure to review this list as well as the 2019 premiums before you make your election to be sure that you fully understand the cost and coverage of your plan via the OPM Open Season web site.

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.

Human Resources Open Season Phone Line:

The Human Resources Office has an Open Season phone line available for questions. Please call 612-336-3615 for assistance.

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Questions? Contact your servicing Benefits Specialist

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