Rep. Connolly to Hold Annual Open Season Forum This Saturday
Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his 10th annual Open Season Workshop this Saturday, December 1, 2018 to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, and veterans in navigating changes to the 2019 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, including representatives from the various health care plans, to answer questions and provide information.
Two major changes for 2019 directly affect active duty and retired service members. The Tricare Retiree Dental Program will be discontinued effective December 31, 2018, but those who were eligible under that plan will be able to enroll in one of the FEDVIP dental plans available to all federal employees and retirees. In addition, for the first time ever, the families of active-duty service members may be eligible to enroll in vision coverage through FEDVIP if those family members are currently enrolled in a TRICARE health plan. Those wishing to participate in either of these plans must enroll during open season.
The workshop will take place this Saturday at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Open Season runs from November 12, 2018 through December 10, 2018. Federal employees seeking further information about FEHB plans can visit OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/. Current TRICARE participants can obtain additional information on dental and vision plan options by visiting: TRICARE.benefeds.com.
For more information, please contact Congressman Connolly's District Office at 703-256-3071.