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Federal Employees Dental and Vision

The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) offers supplemental coverage for dental and vision care expenses to Federal employees, retirees, and their dependents. The program offers three enrollment types: Self Only, Self Plus One, and Self and Family. FEDVIP coverage is applied after Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage, if enrolled. Employees must be eligible for FEHB in order to be eligible for FEDVIP, although FEHB enrollment is not required. Unlike FEHB, there are no agency premium contributions; however, rates are competitive since FEDVIP is a group insurance benefit. FEDVIP also offers pre-tax benefits as premiums are withheld on a pre-tax basis.

Eligibility rules for family members under FEDVIP differ from FEHB. As with all benefits, employees are encouraged to review program information before enrolling. Opportunities to enroll or change enrollment are limited to the Federal Benefits Open Season, or a qualifying life event (as defined under the FEDVIP program).

BENEFEDS manages the program’s secure online portal, enrollments, and premium billing. BENEFEDS is administered by Long Term Care Partners, LLC, with oversight by the Office of Personnel Management.

DCPAS offers FEDVIP program guidance to DOD HR Practitioners. The resources provided include NewsFlash articles for a concise report on significant program changes, Benefits Handouts, and Fact Sheets. In addition, DCPAS’s Employee Benefits Training Program includes a FEDVIP module, which provides an overview, information on enrollment options and procedures, the effect of non-pay/insufficient pay status on enrollment or premium payments, and much more.