Open Season

Open Season


Benefits Open Season:
November 09 through December 14, 2015
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 2016.

Are you eligible for employee benefits?

What’s new this year?

FEHB Self Plus One:

This is the first year that employees can enroll in the Self Plus One enrollment option.  This would be beneficial for anyone who is covering themselves and only one other eligible family member.  Employees only covering one other family member and are enrolled in a Self and Family plan must make this change during Open Season.  Outside of Open Season this change may be made based only on a qualifying life event.


This is the first year that FSAFEDS Carryover allows you to bring up to $500 of unspent funds into the following year when you re-enroll in a HCFSA or LEX HCFSA. Dependent care FSAs will continue to have a grace period each year and cannot carry over funds from one year to the next.

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 2016 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.

Recorded Open Season 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) New! 

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