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Health Benefits Open Season Fair

Please mark your calendars for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Open Season Fair! The event will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. in the HCHB Main Lobby. The Fair will give employees the opportunity to speak directly to health insurance representatives from various organizations as well as receive benefits material.

What Is Open Season?

This is a good time for you to think about your health, dental, vision, and tax-saving needs and to enroll in (or make changes to) one or more of these programs. Participating programs include:

• Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP),

• Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and

• Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS).

Are You Considering Enrolling in FEHBP, FEDVIP or FSAFEDS?

• All eligible employees may enroll.

• For a Flexible Spending Account you must enroll in FSAFEDS during Open Season.

• FSAFEDS enrollment DOES NOT automatically continue year-to-year.

• FEHBP and FEDVIP enrollment DOES automatically continue year-to-year.

As you know, all health, dental and vision plans are not alike. Open Season is about exercising your right to choose, and about comparing what programs are available and how they suit your needs.

Do not miss this opportunity. If you have questions, please contact the Program Manager, Stephen Ramos, at (202) 482-0612.