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Media Advisory

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Contact: Michael Orenstein
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM News Briefing to Announce Benefits and Premiums for the 2009 FEHB, Dental/Vision, and Flexible Spending Account Programs

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will hold a news briefing on September 25 to announce rates and features for the 2009 benefits programs.

Members of the media are invited to attend the briefing and should contact Mike Orenstein in OPM's Office of Communications & Public Liaison at 202-606-2402.

WHO: Nancy Kichak, OPM Associate Director

           Kay Ely, OPM Associate Director

WHAT: Briefing on insurance products for federal employees and retirees


Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building

1900 E Street, NW

5th Floor Media Center

Washington, DC 20415

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 1 p.m.

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program covers approximately eight million federal employees, retirees and their dependents. In 2008, nearly 246,000 individuals had a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) had more than 1 million enrollments.

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