In accordance with federal regulations governing Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) enrollment, premiums are deducted for 26 pay periods, not for the entire benefit year. Therefore, employees currently enrolled in FEDVIP will not have premiums deducted in pay period 02-2012 (covering the paycheck issued on Jan. 20). Premium payments for enrollments continuing in 2012 and for new open season enrollments — effective Jan. 1, 2012 — will be deducted in pay period 03-2012 (covering the paycheck issued on Feb. 3).
Premium deductions for other programs such as Federal Employees Health Benefits and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program will not be affected. Regulations governing these programs require premium deductions based on the benefit year.