Connolly to Hold 2017 FEHB Open Season Workshop

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) is hosting his 8th annual FEHB open season workshop for the 2017 benefits year to help federal employees and retirees with their benefits planning decisions.

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) is holding his annual FEHB open season workshop for federal employees and retirees to provide information about the current Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) open season.

The workshop will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Fairfax County Government Center (see map below) to assist federal employees and retirees in navigating through changes in the 2017 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), dental and vision insurance programs. It is the 8th annual workshop to be hosted by the Congressman’s office.

This year’s workshop will feature FEHB expert Walt Francis, author of CHECKBOOKS’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, as well as a representative of the Office of Personnel Management. Representatives from the various FEHB plans and Medicare will be available to answer questions and discuss their programs with participants.

The schedule will be as follows:

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 and a representative from OPM

Hosted in the Government Center Board Room

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 2017

Hosted in adjoining conference rooms

“Most FEHB plans have benefit and rate changes for 2017 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.”

The FEHB open season runs from November 14, 2016 through December 12, 2016.

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