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Ends Dec. 12

Federal Benefits Open Season Underway

The Benefits Open Season runs now through Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t miss this chance to make an Open Season election. Unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event during the year, the annual Open Season is your only opportunity to enroll, cancel enrollment or make a change to your enrollment for the participating programs.  

For detailed information, view the Open Season announcements at https://bit.ly/3UIEyQq

The three participating programs are:  

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits. To enroll, cancel or change enrollment, you must use myPay* at https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx. Open Season elections will be effective on Jan. 1, 2023. Current enrollment will automatically continue into next year, if you do not take any action.  

(*Exception: If you will retire between now and Jan. 3, 2023, do not use myPay to make your Open Season change. Instead, you must submit a hard copy Health Benefits Election Form, SF 2809, along with your retirement paperwork to your benefits specialist.)

  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance. To enroll, cancel or change enrollment, you must use the BENEFEDS Portal at www.benefeds.com or call 1-877-888-3337 (TTY: 1-877-889-5680). Open Season elections will be effective on Jan. 1, 2023. Current enrollment will automatically continue into next year, if you do not take any action.  
  • Flexible Spending Accounts. To enroll for 2023, you must use the FSAFEDS website at www.fsafeds.com or call 1-877-372-3337 (TTY: 1-866-353-8058). Current enrollment will not automatically continue into next year. If you want an account in 2023, you must enroll during Open Season. Elections will be effective on Jan. 1, 2023.

Direct all questions to AskBenefits@nih.gov or your benefits contact. To locate your contact, visit https://hr.nih.gov/contacts/benefits

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