The Federal Benefits Open Season Begins On Monday, November 9!

Sat, Nov 7th 2020, 2:48am EST

The Benefits Open Season will begin on November 9 and run through December 14, 2020. Did you know that the 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.  This is the time to review and update your benefits, if needed.  Don’t miss out on this important opportunity.

For detailed information, view the Open Season Announcements

The following three programs are participating in this year’s Open Season for the 2021 plan year:

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program - To enroll, cancel, or change your FEHB enrollment, you must use myPay. Open Season elections will be effective on January 3, 2021.  Your current enrollment will automatically continue into next year, if you do not take any action, unless you are enrolled in a plan that is terminating an enrollment option.
  • Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) - To enroll, cancel, or change your FEDVIP enrollment, you must use the BENEFEDS Portal or call 1-877-888-3337 (TTY: 1-877-889-5680).  Open Season elections will be effective on January 1, 2021.  Your current enrollment will automatically continue into next year, if you do not take any action. 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFEDS) - To enroll in an FSA for 2021, you must use the FSAFEDS website or call 1-877-372-3337 (TTY: 1-866-353-8058).  Please note that your current enrollment will not automatically continue into next year.  If you want an account in 2021, you must enroll during the Open Season.  Open Season elections will be effective on January 1, 2021.If you have questions, please notify your Benefits Contact or AskBenefits@nih.gov.

If you have questions, please notify your Benefits Contact or AskBenefits@nih.gov.

Virtual Open Season Fairs

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. 

The Virtual Fairs with live chat will be held Nov 13 & 20 and December 2 & 9. Learn valuable information, get answers from the experts, and visit carrier booths to shop and compare different benefits plans.

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