FEHB Open Season is Underway! Are You Ready?

FEHB Open Season for the 2024 plan year is underway. These are some important resources to help federal employees and retirees.

The federal benefits Open Season for the 2024 plan year begins November 13, 2023, and runs through December 11, 2023. This is the event where federal employees and retirees choose their benefits for next year.

During Open Season, you can enroll in new health insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type (to Self, Self Plus One or Self and Family) or cancel coverage.

If you choose to do nothing, your current coverage will automatically continue. You do not need to take any action if you are satisfied with your current FEHB plan. However, you must change plans if your plan has ended coverage in your area or your plan is terminating participation in the FEHB Program.

To make a change to your health insurance, visit the OPM website.

Open Season options are similar for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) as well. You can enroll, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type (to Self, Self Plus One, or Self and Family), or cancel coverage. Your current coverage will continue if you take no action.

To make changes to your FEDVIP coverage, visit benefeds.com or call 877-888-FEDS (877-888-3337).

Note that the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) do not participate in the annual open season.

ActionMost Non-Postal
Postal EmployeesCompensationers
Enroll, change enrollment, premium conversion change in electionJanuary 14, 2024January 13, 2024January 28, 2024
CancellationJanuary 13, 2024January 12, 2024January 27, 2024

Articles and Resources to Assist With FEHB Open Season

Be sure to check out these articles to assist you with researching your FEHB Open Season options.

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About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.