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Monday, November 11, 2019
Contact: OPM Healthcare and Insurance
Tel: (202) 606-1234

Open Season for Federal Benefits Begins

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) marked the start of this year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, allowing eligible enrollees to select their health, dental, vision, or flexible spending account benefits for the year 2020.

OPM has updated its Plan Comparison Tools to make it easier for enrollees to make informed decisions when choosing a plan. The tools allow customers to compare and contrast plans by their cost of monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and annual out-of-pocket maximums.

Visit for a complete listing of plan information, rates, and Open Season resources.



  • Established in 1960, the FEHB Program is the largest employer-sponsored health benefits program in the United States.
  • The FEHB Program provides healthcare benefits for about 8.2 million employees, retirees, and family members.
  • The FEHB Program features 279 health plan choices for 2020.
  • There are 18 new FEHB plan options this year.
  • The FEDVIP program features 15 dental plan options and eight vision plan options.



“OPM works very hard throughout the year to help make Federal Benefits Open Season as easy as possible for enrollees. Peace of mind comes with making informed decisions based on sound information, and we strive to provide that to our enrollees as they select the right benefit options for themselves and their families.” - Director Dale Cabaniss





A subject matter expert from OPM’s Healthcare & Insurance office is available for comment. Please contact for more information.

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