NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Benefits Open Season Coming

2021 Virtual Fair, Live Chat Days Set

The Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13, 2021. Review health, dental, vision and Flexible Spending Account options to decide on plans for the upcoming year. 

This year, various health, dental and vision carriers have come together to provide a virtual benefits fair and several live chat sessions. Closed captioning available. Attend any time during Open Season. Register on the 2021 Virtual Benefits Fair website ( to attend, and get the information you need.  

Live chat days are available. Representatives from all participating carriers will be available to take questions during live chat days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). The live chat schedule is:

Friday, Nov. 12

Friday, Nov. 19

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Wednesday, Dec. 8

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