FEHB Open Season Workshop Scheduled for Federal Employees and Retirees

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By on November 12, 2015 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 6 Comments


Image of Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will be hosting an open season workshop on Saturday, November 14 to help federal employees and retirees understand the many changes in the 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans, dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts.

The workshop will take place from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA.

The program will include presentations by FEHB experts, including Walt Francis, author of CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees. Representatives of various health plans, OPM, and Medicare will be available to discuss their programs with participants.

Workshop schedule

10:00 am – 11:00 am  

Panel Discussion featuring experts on FEHB programs and available health plan options, including Cindy Butler, OPM Chief of Health Insurance and 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 2016

Hosted in various Conference Rooms

Federal employees seeking further information about FEHB plans can visit OPM’s FEHB Open Season website at opm.gov.

Open Season runs from November 9 through December 14.

“Many FEHB plans have benefit and rate changes for 2016 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.”

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) is also hosting an FEHB workshop on Saturday, November 14.

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