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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE 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 www.opm.gov/openseason for a complete listing of plan information, rates, and Open Season resources.

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FAST FACTS

  • 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.

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QUOTE

“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

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SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT AVAILABILITY

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

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.


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