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News Release

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
Tel: (202) 606-2402

OPM Announces the Start of Open Season for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) began this year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, allowing enrollees to select their health, dental, vision, or flexible spending account benefits for the year 2021.

Beginning Monday, November 9, eligible Federal employees and retirees can elect to stay with their current plan or select a new one. Open Season ends Monday, December 14.

Enrollees can use OPM’s Plan Comparison Tool to compare the cost of different plans’ monthly premiums, deductibles, and annual out-of-pocket maximums. These tools make it easy for customers to learn their coverage options and make an informed decision for the coming year.

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 276 health plan choices for 2021.
  • There are 6 new FEHB plan options this year.
  • The FEDVIP program features 23 dental plan options and 10 vision plan options. That’s up from 15 and 8 options, respectively, in 2020.



“OPM works diligently all year to help enrollees successfully navigate the Federal Benefits Open Season. This year, Federal employees can choose from a variety of health, dental and vision plans to find the coverage options that best fit their needs.” – Acting Director Michael J. Rigas





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

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

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