The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) has 3.3 million enrollees including 1.7 million enrollees enrolled in both programs. This program provides dental and vision benefits to a total of 6.9 million Federal employees, uniformed service members, retirees and their family members.
Request a Federal Retirement Report ™ to review projected annuity payments, income verses expenses, FEGLI, and TSP projections.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has selected insurance carriers to provide comprehensive, accessible and competitively priced dental and vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP), effective January 1, 2021. The contract term is seven (7) years.
Next year the number of FEDVIP dental carriers will increase from 10 to 12. The number of vision carriers will increase from 4 to 5. Eligible individuals may enroll, cancel, or change their enrollment during the Federal Benefits Open Season this year, November 9 to December 14, 2020.
2021 Nationwide/International Dental Carriers
- Aetna Dental PPO
- Delta Dental PPO
- BCBS FEP Blue Dental
- GEHA Dental PPO
- MetLife Dental PPO
- United Concordia PPO
- UnitedHealthcare Dental PPO (New)
2021 Regional Dental Carriers
- Dominion Dental EPO (New)
- Emblem Health
- HealthPartners (New)
- Humana EPO/PPO
- Triple S Salud
2021 Nationwide/International Vision Carriers
- Aetna Vision
- BCBS FEP Vision
- MetLife Vision (New)
- UnitedHealthcare Vision
Use OPM’s Dental and Vision Care Comparison Tool  after the new rates and plans are published this October and Checkbook’s “Guide to Health Plans for federal employees”, that provides comprehensive analysis and comparison of plans. Our new guest writer, Kevin Moss , provides health care open season advice in his first article titled, “2021 Open Season Advice & Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans Introduction”  that you will find helpful.
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