OPM Extends Open Enrollment Period for Dental and Vision

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By on December 12, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Screenshot showing the outage message on the benefeds.com website

The Office of Personel Management announced today that it has briefly extended the open enrollment period for the Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program (FEDVIP) due to technical problems with the benefeds.com website.

It is important to note, however, that the extension only applies to dental and vision benefits and not health insurance.

OPM’s announcement is included below.

OPM has announced that it has extended the opportunity to make FEDVIP dental and vision enrollments/change/cancellations until midnight on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

The dental and vision enrollment website, BENEFEDS.com, is currently undergoing repairs due to technical issues, however, the call center (1-877-888-3337) is open until midnight on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Eastern Time to process FEDVIP changes. Those wishing to enroll or make changes can do so by calling the call center.

This extension is only for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. Open Season for FEHB and FSAFEDS has not been extended and ends at midnight today, Monday, December 12, 2016.

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