Additional Dental and Vision Carriers Coming in 2021

August 12, 2020 1:44 PM
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The Office of Personnel Management announced that new vision and dental carriers are being added to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) for 2021.

The number of dental carriers will increase from 10 to 12. These will be the carriers for 2021:

  • Nationwide/International
    • Aetna Dental PPO
    • Delta Dental PPO
    • BCBS FEP Blue Dental
    • GEHA Dental PPO
    • MetLife Dental PPO
    • United Concordia PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Dental PPO (New)
  • Regional
    • Dominion Dental EPO (New)
    • Emblem Health
    • HealthPartners (New)
    • Humana EPO/PPO
    • Triple S Salud

The number of total vision carriers will go from 4 to 5. These will be next year’s vision carriers:

  • Nationwide/International
    • Aetna Vision
    • BCBS FEP Vision
    • MetLife Vision (New)
    • UnitedHealthcare Vision
    • VSP

The new carriers will be effective January 1, 2021 for a contract term of 7 years. OPM said that it anticipates no disruption of enrollee’s continuity of services with the carrier changes.

Eligible individuals may enroll, cancel, or change their enrollment during the Federal Benefits Open Season this year which runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020.

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