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Benefit Details
Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Managing Agency U.S. Office of Personnel Management http://www.opm.gov

Program Description

The Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004 provided the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) the opportunity to establish arrangements under which dental and vision benefits are made available to Federal employees, retirees, and their dependents.

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among four nationwide and three regional dental plans, and from three nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

General Program Requirements

Dental and Vision benefits are available to eligible Federal and Postal employees, retirees, and their eligible family members on an enrollee-pay-all basis. This program allows dental and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis which means competitive premiums and no pre-existing condition limitations for enrollment. Premiums for enrolled Federal and Postal employees are withheld from salary on a pre-tax basis. Enrollment takes place during the annual Federal Benefits Open Season in November and December. New and newly eligible employees can enroll within the 60 days after they become eligible.

Employees must be eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) or the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) in a position that is not excluded by law or regulation in order to be eligible to enroll in Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program (FEDVIP). It does not matter if they are actually enrolled in FEHB or an Exchange - eligibility is the key. Annuitants do not have to be eligible or enrolled in the FEHB Program or an Exchange.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

You must use BENEFEDS to enroll or change enrollment in a Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) plan. BENEFEDS is a secure enrollment website (www.BENEFEDS.com) sponsored by OPM. If you do not have access to a computer, call 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337), TTY number 1-877-889-5680 to enroll or change your enrollment.

If you need assistance in picking the FEDVIP dental or vision plan that will work best for you, visit:
http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/dental-vision/plan-information/

Program Contact Information

For additional assistance, please contact BENEFEDS for enrollment information (www.BENEFEDS.com) or the FEDVIP carriers for benefits information. Dental plan and Vision plan carriers are listed at:
http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/dental-vision/plan-information/

Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the following location:
https://www.benefeds.com/BenefedHelp/FAQs/index.htm