Federal Benefits Open Season

The Federal Benefits Open Season begins November 12 and ends December 10, 2018. Open Season gives Federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review their plan choices and make changes to their FEHB and FEDVIP coverage for the upcoming benefit year that begins January 1, 2019.

In the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) press release dated September 26, 2018, OPM announced the 1.3 percent increase under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, which is the lowest increase since the 1996 plan year. Check out the link to the press release titled “OPM Announces 2019 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums” at https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2018/09/opm-announces-2019-health-dental-and-vision-program-premiumsand to view the 2019 rates.  

FEW recommends an annual review of your benefits package each open season to ensure you make the best decision for yourself and your family.


from the OPM site:

Please note: The Federal Benefits Open Season ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday December 10, 2018 for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS). Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) ends at 11:59pm, in the location of your electronic enrollment system, on Monday December 10, 2018.