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FEHB Open Season Online

Federal Employees Health Benefits

This Site Can Only Be Used By Federal Retirees, Survivor Annuitants, or Former Spouse Annuitants

The 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season will be held
November 14, 2016 through December 12, 2016

Remember, the Self Plus One enrollment type allows you to cover yourself and one eligible family member. Visit for more information.

In order to access Open Season Online, you must register every year.

Click here to Register or Sign In

All FEHB plans qualify as minimum essential coverage (MEC) and meet the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility requirement for each individual covered under the FEHB plan. Please visit the IRS website at for more information on the individual requirement for MEC which took effect on January 1, 2014.

If you are a current Federal Employee, please contact your Human Resources office for information regarding health benefits enrollment changes.

If you pay your health benefit premiums directly to OPM and have questions, please contact the National Finance Center at 1-800-242-9630.

For worker's compensation questions, please call the Department of Labor's toll free number 1-866-487-2365, Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm eastern time.

Open Season Online allows you to:

In order to access Open Season Online, you must register every year. To create a user ID and password you will need your annuity claim number (CSA or CSF), and your social security number or email address that is on file with OPM. Once you register or sign in, you can select from the following:

  • Make an enrollment change or reenroll
  • Review and Update Dependent Information
  • Review health plan brochures
  • Review information on canceling/suspending your enrollment
  • Review information on paying your health benefit premiums directly to OPM
  • Perform an address change
  • Provide or Update your email address
  • View frequently asked questions
  • Review an Open Season Health Benefits Guide
  • Review the Health Benefits Election Form
  • View Transaction History
  • Go to OPM’s Comparison Tool
  • Log Off

Open Season Online is available for you to perform any of the above transactions 24 hours a day 7 days a week, except for scheduled maintenance on Sundays from 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Central Time. If you experience difficulties using Open Season Online you can call Open Season Express at our toll-free number, 1-800-332-9798, to complete your transaction.

If you are not making an enrollment change but need to update your dependent information, please contact your Health Benefit Provider to make this change.

Remember, if you do not want to change your present insurance coverage, do not respond, unless your plan no longer participates in the FEHB program. Your current coverage will continue automatically.

OPM has determined that all FEHB plans offer prescription drug coverage that is equivalent to Medicare Part D’s drug coverage. However, if at a later time you decide to enroll in Part D (and you have not gone 63 days without FEHB coverage) you will not have to pay the penalty for not enrolling in Part D at your first opportunity.

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Dental and Vision Benefits

During Open Season, go to to enroll or change enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). BENEFEDS is a secure enrollment website sponsored by OPM. If you do not have access to a computer, call BENEFEDS at 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337), TTY number 1-877-889-5680.

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