Connolly to Host FEHB Open Season Workshop

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By on October 27, 2014 in Current Events with 1 Comment

Federal employees in the DC area can get some assistance with selecting their health plans during the upcoming open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits program from Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA).

The Congressman will host a workshop on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Fairfax County Government Center from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to help federal employees and retirees navigate through the many changes in the 2015 FEHB plans. Open season runs this year from November 10 through December 8.

The program will include presentations by FEHB experts. Representatives of various health plans, OPM, and Medicare will be available to discuss their programs with participants.

“Many FEHB plans have benefit and rate changes for 2015 so it is important that federal employees and retirees know the details on how their current plans are changing and whether or not there is another option that better suits their needs,” Connolly said. “With these possible changes, it is important that every federal employee and retiree review the status of their current coverage.”

Connolly urged every federal employee and retiree, as well as survivor and former spouse annuitants to make sure they review their FEHB plan coverage and other benefits before Open Season ends on December 8. “Federal employees, retirees, and annuitants who have questions or want to make sure that they have the coverage they need and want under the FEHB plans are welcome to attend my Open Season Workshop on November 15,” he said.

The workshop schedule will include:

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Panel Discussion featuring experts on FEHB programs and available health plan options, including FEHBP expert Walt Francis, author of CHECKBOOKS’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees

Hosted in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Representatives of various FEHB health plans and Medicare will be available to provide information and answer questions concerning plan offerings for 2015

Hosted in various Conference Rooms

To learn how to quickly find the cost of your insurance premiums next year, see Finding the Cost of Your Insurance in 2015.

The date and location information of the workshop are included below. For more information about the workshop, contact Congressman Connolly’s office at the phone number below.

Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Congressman Connolly’s District Office: (703) 256-3071


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