Federal Benefits Open Season
DCPAS provides Open Season guidance to DOD HR Practitioners via numbered messages, Fact Sheets, and Newsflashes. Information is published each year on the DCPAS Federal Benefits Open Season Page to ensure employees are aware of Open Season dates and participating program changes.
The 2021 Federal Benefits Open Season is from Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021. This event is for eligible appropriated fund employees and retirees. Open Season is an annual opportunity for DOD employees to enroll, change plans, or cancel their enrollment for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) and/or the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Employees may also re-enroll or newly enroll in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS). Keep in mind that unlike FEHB and FEDVIP, FSAFEDS enrollments do not automatically carry over from year to year. Employees must re-enroll each Open Season.
Federal benefits make up a significant portion of the total compensation offered to employees. Everyone is encouraged to make the most of this opportunity! Employees should contact their benefits service center for assistance, if needed.
- Newsflash 21-31 - Open Season Announcement
- DOD Benefits Contacts List
- Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) Website
- BENEFEDS Website
- Office of Personnel Management Benefits Administration Letters
- Fact Sheet – Significant Plan Changes
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Premium Highlights