Open season

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits, the Federal Flexible Spending Account and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance programs runs through Dec. 10. The programs are commonly referred to as FEHB, FSAFEDS and FEDVIP.

For the first time, certain members of the Uniformed Services and their families will be eligible to enroll in FEDVIP during the 2018 Open Season, for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Enrollment will be processed through https://www.benefeds.com.

Retired Uniformed Service members and their families who are eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, which ends Dec. 31, will be eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, will be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage.

Family members of active duty Uniformed Service members who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan will also be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage.

More information is available on OPM's website at www.opm.gov.Employees are encouraged to at least review significant plan changes and coverages to ensure they are enrolled appropriately and covered accurately.

ABC-C has a link to Open Season information and resources at https://www.abc.army.mil (select Federal Benefits Open Season under the ABC-C Quick Links section on the bottom left-hand side of the site). 

AMEDD commissioning briefings

An Interservice Physician Assistant Program manager will brief on Fort Belvoir on Dec. 11, every 2 hours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Belvoir Hospital’s Library Lecture Hall, room S1.901.

Soldiers can learn about educational opportunities that are available to Soldiers, including the Interservice Physician Assistant Program; AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program; Health Professional Scholarship Program; Physical Therapy Baylor Program; Graduate Program in Nutrition; and Masters of Social Work, to name a few.

Info is available from Maj. Adrienne Kramer, 502-626-0386, Adrienne.m.kramer.mil@mail.mil