OPM is reporting a banner Open Season for health insurance enrollments, especially the new option this year, Self Plus One. This plan provides coverage for the federal employee and one other person, at a rate below Self and Family plan premiums.
Due to the high rate of enrollments in this new plan and to ensure everyone has max opportunity for access to it, OPM is allowing federal employees another opportunity to adjust their FEHB plan from Self and Family to Self Plus One.
The Limited Enrollment Period will be held from February 1 through February 29, 2016 (Leap Year!). Employees who pay their insurance premiums before taxes and are currently enrolled in Self and Family can change to Self Plus One. This is not an extension of Open Season: Employees will not be allowed to change plans, plan options or increase enrollment.
Employees are encouraged to make their changes electronically and should contact their local HR if they experience any issues or have additional questions.
More information on Self Plus One is available here.
More information on how to enroll is available here.