Federal Manager's Daily Report

OPM has announced an overall increase in total premiums for the 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits program of 6.1 percent on average.

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season runs from November 13 – December 11. That’s when federal employees and retirees are able to make changes to their benefits and provider networks, covering FEHB, Federal dental and vision (FEDVIP), as well as elections for Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) for health care and/or dependent care.

In 2018, the FEHB Program will offer 262 choices for health plans government-wide.

Based on a government contribution formula, the average increase in the government share for FEHB premiums will be 3.2 percent (in addition to the 6.1 percent enrollee increase), according to OPM.

It said that for FEDVIP, which is fully funded by enrollee premiums, average vision plan premiums would decrease by 0.48 percent and average dental plan premiums would increase by 1.26 percent for 2018.

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