Federal Benefits Open Season

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The upcoming Federal Benefits Open Season will run from Monday, November 11 through Monday, December 09, 2013.  Open season is your opportunity to elect, review, change or terminate your participation in the following programs:

- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP),
- Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
- Federal Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS).

Reservists are not eligible to participate or enroll in any of the Federal Benefit plans listed above, except those currently enrolled or, with respect to FEHBP, currently deployed.  Reservists with questions should email fema-hc-reservists-benefits@fema.dhs.gov

Enrollees who wish to continue their current FEHB/FEDVIP enrollments do not need to take action during this open season as long as their insurance carriers have not dropped out of FEHB/ FEDVIP or dropped their enrollment code.  Please take a few minutes to review the current list of providers for significant plan changes under the FEHB and FEDVIP programs.  

Those desiring to make enrollment changes are encouraged to do so as early as possible during open season to ensure timely processing.  However, if your current plan will terminate their participation in the FEHB Program after January 12, 2014 or if your plan will no longer offer the enrollment option you previously selected, you MUST enroll in a different plan to continue FEHB coverage in 2014. 

FEMA employees may view FEHB guides, plan brochures, open season information and plan comparison tools at the OPM website.   Individual plan brochures will address whether the coverage meets the Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) and the Minimum Value Standard (MVS) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

All FEHB and FEDVIP changes during this Open Season must be made using the National Finance Center Employee Personal Page (EPP) (user id and password required).

Enrollments in the flexible spending accounts (FSA) do not carry over from year to year.  To continue into 2014, you must reenroll at www.fsafeds.com  

If you have any questions about Federal Benefits Open Season, upcoming Fairs, or your participation, contact your local HR personnel representative. 
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Questions should be forwarded to: OCCHCO Retirement and Benefits by email at fema-hc-benefits@fema.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 
11/07/2013 - 13:58