Information for Benefits Officers Concerning the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Open SeasonView this article online at http://www.fedsmith.com/2012/11/08/information-for-benefits-officers-concerning-the-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-program-open-season/
The following announcement has been provided by the Office of Personnel Management:
FEHB Open Season will be held from November 12, 2012 through December 10, 2012. This is information for employees who have recently retired and employees who will be retiring between now and December 31, 2012.
All retiring employees who have FEHB coverage will receive an Open Season notice from OPM if they have received a CSA number whether or not they are receiving interim or regular payments. Open Season notices are not sent to employees whose benefits have been suspended or dropped. Open Season notices have already been sent to most annuitants. We update the record on a daily basis and send Open Season notices to those retiring employees who have just been authorized interim payments or received a CSA number.
If a retiring employee has not received an Open Season notice, they should contact OPM. To request changes and information they should call our FEHB Open Season Express toll-free number by dialing 1-800-332-9798. Listen to and follow the voice prompts that tell you how to proceed. They may also request changes and information by using our FEHB Open Season Online website https://retirefehb.opm.gov.
Employees who were still employed during Open Season but are retiring prior to the effective date of the employee Open Season changes, January 1, 2013 for most employees, you should have the employee make their Open Season change with you on a signed and dated SF 2809. You should submit the employee’s SF 2809 with the employee’s retirement package. Please put the attached flag on the front of the package to alert us that an unprocessed SF 2809 is in the package.