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Federal benefits open season will get under way next week

Federal benefits open season for Appropriated Fund Civilian Employees will be held as scheduled from Monday to Dec. 9, with changes effective the first full pay period in January. (Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program enrollment is effective Jan. 1.)
Open season is the time to think about your health, dental, vision and tax-saving needs.
During open season, eligible employees can:
wEnroll in or change your Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program coverage through the Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) by calling 1-877-276-9287 or by making changes on the website at
wEnroll in dental and/or vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program or change your existing FEDVIP enrollment through the BENEFEDS website or by calling 1-877-888-3337.
wSign up for flexible spending accounts through the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) or by calling 1-877-FSAFEDS (1-877-372-3337) or at
The Office of Personnel Management's website,, contains detailed information regarding plan changes, available plans and premiums.
All Civilian Employees are encouraged to review their current enrollment coverage and premiums to make sure it will continue to meet their needs in 2014. Changes may not be made outside of the open season dates above unless an employee experiences a qualifying life event.
Employees who plan to retire before the first full pay period in January and who wish to make an open season election should contact an ABC-C counselor for guidance on whether a hard copy enrollment form is required.
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