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DOE Automated Systems

DOE Automated Systems

During the annual FEHB open season, anyone eligible to participate in the FEHB Program may enroll, change health plans or options, cancel their FEHB enrollment, and change participation in premium conversion (waive or begin participation). Open season elections may be made by:

  • Accessing the Employee Self Service (ESS) via (the ESS link is only accessible within the DOE network)
  • select the Federal Health Benefits option under Update and follow the election process

Outside of open season, newly eligible employees may enroll within 60 days of their becoming eligible for the program, members who move outside of the area covered by their plan may enroll in a different plan covering their new location, and OPM may announce special open seasons affecting members of specific plans only. There are also a number of other circumstances which can make you eligible to enroll or change FEHB coverage outside of open season. Information concerning enrollment options and how to make elections outside of open season may be obtained by:

  • contacting your Human Resources office to submit the appropriate applications and supporting documentation
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