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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 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season will be held
November 12, 2018 through December 10, 2018

In order to access Open Season Online for 2018, you must register

Click here to Register for 2018 or Sign In if previously registered for 2018


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



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

To report the death of a spouse or to inquire about the status of your retirement case, call the Retirement Information Office at 1-888-767-6738, Monday through Friday 7:40am to 5:00pm eastern time.

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.

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 http://www.irs.gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision for more information on the individual requirement for MEC which took effect on January 1, 2014.


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 actions 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 current 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.

For other retirement information visit www.opm.gov/retire.

Dental and Vision Benefits

During Open Season, go to www.BENEFEDS.com 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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