Open Season – Benefits enrollment period begins next week

Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 9.

A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available through the following plans and programs:

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB)
  • USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHBP) for non-career employees only
  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most open season activities will occur online this year. The Postal Service and FEHB carriers will provide a variety of virtual events and resources, including articles, flyers, fairs and webinars, as well as mailers.

The Open Season LiteBlue page has tools to help you prepare, including FAQs, informational videos and a link to a health plan website from Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Checkbook allows you to compare FEHB plans side by side, so you can evaluate services and costs, including premiums, copays and deductibles.

Additional information will be provided throughout open season, which concludes Monday, Dec. 14.

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