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Open season benefits enrollment period begins

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You can manage your benefits on the LiteBlue open season site.

Open season — your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your health coverage or choose a new plan — begins Nov. 9.

Experts encourage you to evaluate your options each year to ensure you have the coverage you need without paying for services you don’t.

Plans include the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHB), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

Log onto the LiteBlue open season site to review your health plan and explore your options. The site features benefits information, FAQs and a video overview.

The site also links to the Office of Personnel Management’s online plan comparison tool, which allows you to compare several plans at once.

Open season ends Dec. 14.

To enroll or change coverage in FEHB, USPSHB or FSAs, go to PostalEASE on the open season site or call 877-477-3273 (select option 1). Some facilities also offer self-service kiosks that allow you to change your coverage.

To enroll or make changes to your FEDVIP coverage, visit the Benefeds site.

For assistance, call the HR Shared Service Center at 877-477-3273 (select option 5). The TTY number is 866-260-7507.

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