Join Oct. 24 Webinar on TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season


Are you prepared for open season? Being prepared means knowing what health plans you’re eligible for, what changes you can make, and understanding which plans are best for you and your family. To learn about your options for your 2020 health care, dental, and vision coverage, join TRICARE for a presentation and Q&A session on Oct. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Open season for TRICARE beneficiaries is from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9. Both TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season take place during this time. This webinar will discuss both.

“If you’re looking to make a change to your health, dental, or vision care, now is the time to act,” said Mark Ellis, chief of the Policy and Programs Section of the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency. “During the webinar, experts can help you explore options and explain how to participate in open season.”

During TRICARE Open Season, you may be eligible to enroll in a TRICARE Prime option, including the US Family Health Plan, or TRICARE Select. You can also switch between plans, or switch from individual to family coverage. You can learn more about the differences between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select by checking out the TRICARE Plans Overview. As outlined in the TRICARE Costs and Fees Sheet, costs between the two plans differ. Remember that if you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to take any action during open season. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2020 or as long as you’re eligible.

If eligible, you can enroll in dental and vision plans through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during the Federal Benefits Open Season. If you’re already enrolled in a FEDVIP dental or vision plan and you don’t want to make a change, your enrollment will continue in 2020. Check out the FEDVIP website to check your eligibility and to compare FEDVIP plans.

To learn more about open season, don’t miss the Oct. 24 webinar. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation. Register today.

At the time of posting, this information is current. For the most recent information, contact your TRICARE contractor or local military hospital or clinic.

Last Updated 4/30/2020