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Open Season with FSAFeds and U.S. Office of Personnel Management


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October 30, 2017 – Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott, Federal Benefits Specialist, welcome Jay Fritz, Chief, Program Analysis and Systems Support, Federal Employee Insurance Operations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management to the studio.

It is the time for employees and annuitants to think about their health, dental, and vision, and for employees, their tax-saving needs for the next year.  Mr. Fritz will talk about Federal Benefits Open Season:

  • What is Federal Benefits Open Season?
  • When is it?
  • What programs participate in the open season?
  • Why should I care?
  • What if I do nothing

Resources for further information:

How do I make an Open Season election or change?

Flexible spending accounts under FSAFEDS (employees only): go to or call 1-877-FSAFEDS (372-3337) or TTY 1-866-353-8058.

Dental or vision under FEDVIP: everyone – go to or call 1-877-888-3337, TTY 1-877-889-5680.

FEHB: Employees – use the Health Benefits Election Form (SF 2809) or use an online self-service system; your agency’s human resources office can help you. Retirees – go to Open Season Online at or call Open Season Express at 1-800-332-9798, TTY 1-855-887-4957.

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