The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center sponsors a Benefits Fair at the Library and Education Center, 7460 Colorado Ave., bldg 660, room 101, Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Employees may obtain information on the different plans while at the fair or speak with attending representatives.
Here is an explanation of the programs eligible employees may join or change during open season:
• FEHB: Employees may enroll in a health plan, change from one plan or option to another (such as high/standard, self only/self and family), or cancel their FEHB enrollment during the open season. OPM will post the 2014 FEHB guides and individual plan brochures on their website at www.opm.gov/insure/health/. Employees who wish to make a change to their FEHB coverage must do so through the Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) website at www.abc.army.mil or by telephone at (877) 276-9287.
• FEDVIP: During the open enrollment period, employees may enroll in supplemental dental or vision coverage, change from one plan or option to another or cancel their enrollment. To learn more, visit the BENEFEDS website at www.BENEFEDS.com. For questions regarding the federal employees dental and vision insurance program, please contact customer service representatives at (877) 888-3337. Employees who wish to elect the dental and/or vision insurance must do so through the BENEFEDS portal at www.BENEFEDS.com.
• FSAs: A flexible spending account allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses, thereby reducing the amount you pay in taxes. Employees may choose either a health care FSA for out-of-pocket medical expenses such as co-pays and over-the-counter medications, or a dependent care FSA for child or adult daycare expenses. Employees who had a FSA account in 2013 must re-enroll for 2014 if they wish to continue this benefit. To learn more or to enroll, employees must contact FSAFEDS at www.fsafeds.com or by phone at (877) FSA-FEDS (372-3337).