Did you know that all health plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program cover flu shots at no cost to their members? Many plans offer flu shots for children and adults at convenient locations like retail pharmacies. For the best protection against seasonal flu, get an annual flu vaccine each and every year. At that time, it’s also a great idea to make sure you are up to date on other recommended vaccines. Take advantage of your preventive health benefits! Questions about your health plan benefits may be directed to your plan at the number on the
Did you know that the Federal Benefits Open Season happens only once a year? Unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event during the year, the Open Season is your only opportunity to enroll, cancel your enrollment, or make a change to your enrollment for the participating programs. The Open Season will run November 9 – December 14, 2020. This is the time to review and update your benefits, if needed. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity.
Do you have questions about the 2021 plans? This year, there will be four Virtual Benefits Open Season Fairs, instead of in-person fairs. To attend the Virtual Fairs and chat with plan representatives, registration is required. During the Virtual Fairs, you’ll be able to review 2021 plan details, and get the information you need to help you make the right decisions for you.
If you have retirement questions and want the convenience of viewing a retirement presentation at your leisure, check out a recorded retirement overview presentation, which was conducted by the Office of Personnel Management.
Dual enrollment in the FEHB Program is prohibited, except under very limited circumstances. Dual enrollment is when you or an eligible family member covered under your “self and family” or “Self Plus One” enrollment is also covered under another FEHB enrollment. For circumstances where dual enrollment is allowed, it must be authorized by the Retirement & Employee Benefits Branch and will only be allowed when you or an eligible family membe
To be eligible to continue your health benefits enrollment into retirement, you must: (1) have retired on an immediate annuity (that is, an annuity which begins to accrue no later than one month after the date of your final separation); and (2) have been continuously enrolled (or covered as a family member) in any FEHB Program plan (not necessarily the same plan) for the five years of service immediately preceding retirement, or if less than five years, for all service since your first opportunity to enroll.