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Answers to many questions about the FEHB program.
Open Season Frequently Asked Questions

Are you eligible for the FEHB program? Includes discussion of coverage for dependents, Retirees and Survivour Annuitants, Temporary Continuation of Coverage, Former Spouses, CHAMPVA, and Tricare/Tricare-for-Life.

This is the FEHB Open Season for 2004 web site, with electronic versions of the open season guides, plan brochures, and other information on the available plans.

Plan brochures contain complete information on your benefits under the plan, including costs and how to utilize those benefits. Each plan issues a new brochure for each calendar year.

The FEHB Guides provide summary information on the health plans participating in the FEHB Program, with information on the plans available in each state, rates, benefits, accreditation, and quality indicators. Also known as the "Open Season Guides."

The source of detailed guidance on the FEHB program for both agencies and enrollees.
Download FEHB Handbook as PDF

If you are 65 or older you will have coverage under BOTH Medicare and FEHB. Learn how the benefits are coordinated, and how this can affect your choice of the best plan to meet your health needs.

Quality healthcare is vital to you and your family. Here are a number of things that you can do to get the best quality healthcare available.

What are your rights as an enrollee under the FEHB? What should you do if you feel that those rights are being violated? Includes procedures for handling disputed claims and for reporting fraud.

Is there a local HMO that you would like to join but can't because they don't participate in the FEHB program? Ask them to consider joining the program, and tell them to take a look at http://www.opm.gov/insure/carriers/index.asp.