Remember, if you do not want to change your present insurance coverage, you do not need to do anything. 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. Your annuity claim number can be found on the FEHB Open Season mailer that was mailed to you or on any correspondence you receive from OPM. Once you register or sign in, you can select from the following:
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.
Remember, if you do not want to change your current insurance coverage, you do not need to do anything, 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.
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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