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  • As a designated congressional staff, if I am changing from an OPM-contracted FEHB plan to a DC Health Link plan, am I entitled to a 31-day extension of coverage when my OPM-contracted FEHB plan coverage terminates?  

The purpose of the 31-day extension is to provide time for enrollees to select another health plan when their current OPM-contracted FEHB coverage is terminated.  If you choose not to enroll in an employer-sponsored health benefits plan via the DC Health Link, an additional 31 days of coverage is included at no cost to you after the date that your OPM-contracted FEHB enrollment is terminated.  If you DO choose to enroll in an employer-sponsored health benefits plan via the DC Health Link with a government contribution, your DC Health Link enrollment the 31-day extension of coverage will not apply. 

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