Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Benefit Fact Sheet
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proud to welcome members of the uniformed services to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Sponsored by OPM, FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision insurance program. It replaced the former TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). In general, retired uniformed Service members, their Families, and survivors are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage. With 12 dental and 5 vision carriers to choose from, FEDVIP offers great flexibility when selecting the right coverage for you and your Family.
BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and OPM sponsored enrollment portal that eligible participants use to enroll in FEDVIP. BENEFEDS includes a secure website and a call center. BENEFEDS administers the enrollment, plan change, and premium payment processes for FEDVIP. For claims information contact your dental or vision plan carrier.
BENEFEDS is administered by Long Term Care Partners, LLC, with oversight by OPM.
Army Reserve Service members on drill status are not eligible for coverage.
The Federal Employees 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.
This Program allows dental insurance and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis which means competitive premiums and no pre-existing condition limitations for enrollment. Enrollment takes place during the annual Federal Benefits Open Season in November and December. Eligible participants can choose among 12 dental and 5 vision carriers.
Uniformed Service members:
Upon retirement you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage. You are considered newly eligible for the program and have 60 days from the date you became eligible (your retirement date) to enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan.
If your Family member enrolled in FEDVIP vision coverage while you were on active duty, they are no longer eligible as a primary enrollee upon your retirement. You or your Family member must notify BENEFEDS and their coverage will be inactivated. You must then enroll in FEDVIP dental and/or vision coverage as a retired uniformed Service member and add your eligible Family members as dependents to your coverage.
Federal Benefits BENEFEDS FastFacts: