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WASHINGTON -- Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change health plans for the next year. Now is the time to think through whether you or your family members want to make changes to your current health, dental, and vision plan coverage.
Two open seasons run at the same time this fall: TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. TRICARE Open Season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. Federal Benefits Open Season is for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Both the TRICARE and FEDVIP open seasons begin on Nov. 11 and end on Dec. 9. Enrollment choices made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
"Open season is a good time to look at 2020 costs and think about how much health, dental, or vision coverage you'll need for the coming year," said Mark Ellis, with the Policy and program Section of the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency. "If you aren't sure what your options are or want to learn the key components of TRICARE and FEDVIP plans, visit the TRICARE (https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/PlanFinder) and FEDVIP (https://www.benefeds.com/) websites."
On the TRICARE website, you can use tools, like the TRICARE Plan Finder and TRICARE Compare Cost Tool. These resources help you see which plans you're eligible for and help you to compare plans and costs. On the FEDVIP enrollment website, you can enroll in or make changes to your FEDVIP plan. The website also provides tools to help you find the right dental and/or vision plans for you and your family.
What can you do during TRICARE Open Season?
If you're eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three choices for your 2020 health coverage:
If you choose to enroll in a plan or change a plan, visit "Enroll or Purchase a Plan" on the TRICARE website for details.
TRICARE Open Season doesn't apply to TRICARE For Life (TFL) or premium-based plans. TRL coverage is automatic if you have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. you can purchase premium-based plans (for example, TRICARE Retired Reserve and TRICARE Young Adult) at any time.
Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Prime (including the US Family Health Plan) or TRICARE Select plan following a qualifying life event (QLE). A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, change of address, losing or gaining other health insurance, or becoming eligible for Medicare. Different TRICARE health plans may be available to you and your family members after a QLE.
Learn more about TRICARE Open Season at www.tricare.mil/openseason.
What can you do during Federal Benefits Open Season?
If you're already enrolled in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan, your enrollment will automatically continue in 2020. If you wish to make changes to your existing plan, you must do so during open season.
You may choose between multiple vision and dental plans and carriers. Some plans offer both high and standard options. But to enroll in FEDVIP vision, you must be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan or have TFL coverage.
Individuals covered under any of the following programs are not eligible for FEDVIP:
Learn more about Federal Benefits Open Season at www.benefeds.com.
Take command of your health and prepare to participate in this year's TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. If you want to change your 2020 coverage, you must take action during open season. Sign up for email updates about open season on the TRICARE website.
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WASHINGTON, October 25, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is expanding employment opportunities for military spouses departmentwide, as part of its formal induction into the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program.
Falls Church, VA, October, 22, 2019 - On Jan. 1, some copayments for your prescription drugs will increase. If you get your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a retail network pharmacy , you’ll pay anywhere from $2 to $7 more starting Jan. 1. Congress made this change in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.