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Overview

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need.

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Health

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need. Learn More

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members. Learn More

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can choose to enroll in up to three different flexible spending accounts during Open Season. Learn More

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP. Learn More

Health

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need.

Choose your question:

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members.

Choose your question:

Flexible Spending Accounts

What benefits are available?

The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) is:

  • A benefit that saves you money
  • An account where you contribute money from your salary, BEFORE taxes are withheld, incur eligible expenses and get reimbursed
  • A way to save money on dependent care for your children and health care services and items for you and your family
  • A way to PAY LESS IN TAXES

There are three types of FSAFEDS accounts.  Each type has a minimal annual election of $250 and a maximum annual election of $5,000.

The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

This account will reimburse you for eligible dependent care expenses for your child(ren) under age 13 and/or for any person you claim as a dependent on your Federal Income Tax return who is mentally or physically incapable of self-care. You (and your spouse, if married) must be working, looking for work (income must be earned during the year), or attending school full-time to be eligible for a DCFSA.

The $5,000 maximum annual election is the total combined amount for your household, including any child care subsidy amounts, in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations. The maximum election is $2,500 for those married filing separately.

The Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)

This account will reimburse you for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses for you and your dependents which are not covered or reimbursed by the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or any other insurance.

The $5,000 maximum annual election is in addition to any amount your spouse may have in a separate HCFSA, even if your spouse’s account is part of the FSAFEDS Program. It is not a household limit.

The Limited Expense HCFSA (LEX HCFSA)

If you are enrolled in, or covered as a dependent by a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) you are eligible for the LEX HCFSA.

Eligible expenses are limited to dental and vision care expenses for you and your dependents which are not covered or reimbursed by FEHBP or FEDVIP coverage or any other insurance. Using a LEX HCFSA allows you to preserve the funds in your HSA to use or save for other purposes.

Eligible expenses associated with your pre-existing condition are covered. There is no waiting period.

You can find more information about FSAFEDS at www.fsafeds.com.

Related Questions

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP.

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