OPM’s Healthcare and Insurance staff will be hosting five informational webcasts for the 2011 Federal Benefits Open Season. In these webcasts, OPM explains the basics of Open Season and the benefit programs involved.
The FEHB Open Season for 2012 is November 14th thru December 13th, 2011, 5PM Central Time.
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) Begins 11-14-11 thru 12-12-11 11: 59 pm Eastern Time
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Begins 11-7-11 thru 12-25-11 5pm Eastern Time
Annual Leave Exchange (ALE) Begins 11-15-11 thru 12-12-11 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Enrollment changes and new enrollments made during the 2011 FEHB Open Season will become effective Jan. 14, 2012 (pay period 03-12). New premium payments will be reflected in paychecks dated Feb. 3, 2012. New enrollments made during the 2011 FEDVIP and Flexible Spending Accounts Open Season will be effective Jan. 1, 2012.
OPM Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Website: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
FEHB Plan Information: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/planinfo/
FEHB Program Changes – a list of plans leaving the FEHB program or changing options: http://www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/bals/2011/11-405attachment2.pdf
2012 Premiums: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/rates/
APWU Health Plan Info: http://www.apwuhp.com | http://www.apwuhp.com/upload/2012_brochure_web_final.pdf
NALC Health Benefit Plan: https://www.nalchbp.org/nalc/portal
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan: http://www.mhbp.com/
Many open season changes may be made via self-service on PostalEASE. During this open season, eligible employees may make any one, or a combination of, the following changes:
– Enroll if not enrolled.
– Change from one plan to another plan.
– Change from one option to another option.
– Change from Self Only to Self and Family.
– Change from Self and Family to Self Only.
– Cancel enrollment.
– Change from pre-tax to post-tax payment of health insurance premiums, or vice versa.