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Overview

2014 Open Season November 10, 2014 - December 8, 2014

Open Season is the time of year to ensure that you have the right health, dental, or vision insurance coverage for you and your family. It is also time to consider the money you can save on your out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. The following resources will provide guidance as to what coverage and premiums best suits your needs for the upcoming year.

General Open Season Resources

  • Open Season Checklist
    A list of items to help enrollees get ready for Open Season.
  • Frequently Questioned Services
    A list of services that OPM often receives inquiries on as to how, or if, the items are covered under our benefit Programs.
  • Circle 'Round Your Benefits
    A diagram to help you understand how the three programs that participate in Open Season (FSAFEDS, FEDVIP, and FEHB) work together.
  • Benefit Administration Letter – Significant Plan Changes
    Provides information on significant events including plan terminations and service area reductions.
  • Open Season FastFacts
    FastFacts provide answers to OPM's most frequent questions received regarding what happens when your health plan terminates, a brief overview of Open Season and the participating programs, and what to consider during Open Season.
  • Open Season Resources
    A list of resources to help enrollees find specific benefits information.
  • Guide to Federal Benefits The Guide includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions and has instructions for employees during Open Season.
  • Quick Guide
    The Quick Guide provides answers to 37 common questions, and enables you to see the similarities and differences of these programs.
  • 2014 Health Fairs
    A listing of Health Fairs submitted to OPM for the 2014 Open Season

Health (FEHB)

  • Premiums
    In addition to the biweekly and monthly premiums, you can also find the total premiums, the amount the government pays, and the change in your portion of the premium compared to last year.
  • Enrollment Form (SF 2809)
    The Health Benefits Election Form.
  • Health Plan Brochures
    Your health plan brochure provides a wealth of information including determining how your health plan will change for 2014, covered services, and your premium.
  • Compare Health Plans
    OPM's health plan comparison tool (available to everyone).
  • PlanSmartChoice
    Health plan comparison tool (available to all Federal employees and annuitants).
  • Consumer's Checkbook
    Health plan comparison tool (available if your agency has a subscription).
  • Guide to Federal Benefits
    The Guide includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions, and has instructions for employees during Open Season.
  • FEHB Significant Plan Changes for 2015
    Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Health plan changes for 2014.

Dental (FEDVIP)

  • 2015 Premiums
    In addition to the biweekly and monthly premiums, you can also find the total premiums, the amount the government pays, and the change in your portion of the premium compared to last year.
  • Dental Plan Brochures
    Your dental plan brochure provides a wealth of information including determining how your plan will change for 2015, covered services, and your premium.
  • Compare Dental Plans
    OPM's plan comparison tool (available to everyone).
  • Guide tor Federal Benefits
    The Guide includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions, and has instructions for employees during Open Season.

Vision (FEDVIP)

  • 2015 Premiums
    In addition to the biweekly and monthly premiums, you can also find the total premiums, the amount the government pays, and the change in your portion of the premium compared to last year.
  • Vision Plan Brochures
    Your vision plan brochure provides a wealth of information including determining how your plan will change for 2015, covered services, and your premium.
  • Compare Vision Plans
    OPM's plan comparison tool (available to everyone).
  • Guide to Federal Benefits
    The Guide includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions, and has instructions for employees during Open Season.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS)

  • Eligibility Jukebox
    The FSAFEDS Eligible Expenses Juke Box provides a detailed listing of the most common expenses.
  • FSAFEDS Open Season FAQS
    This website gives answers to the most frequently asked questions about FSAFEDS during Open Season.
  • FSAFEDS Savings Calculator
    This calculator will help you estimate your Flexible Spending Account contribution and potential annual tax savings.
  • Paperless Reimbursement
    FSAFEDS has partnered with a number of FEHB and several FEDVIP plans, to implement Paperless Reimbursement which automatically reimburses you for eligible health care, dental and vision expenses.
  • Guide to Federal Benefits
    The Guide includes information about the five Federal Benefits Programs. The Guide explains the relationship among the Programs, provides guidance on making enrollment decisions, and has instructions for employees during Open Season.

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