One Week Until TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Seasons End on Dec. 9


Do you want to make changes to your TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a dental or vision plan with the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)? You have one week left to take action for 2020 coverage. Two open seasons are underway. They both end next Monday, Dec. 9.

TRICARE Open Season

Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime (including USFHP) or TRICARE Select plan unless you experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). A QLE is a certain change in your life that may mean different TRICARE options are available to you and your family. Examples are moving, marriage, the birth of a child, or retirement from active duty.

Federal Benefits Open Season

  • Federal Benefits Open Season allows eligible TRICARE beneficiaries to purchase dental and vision coverage through FEDVIP.
  • Most retirees are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage.
  • Most retirees and active duty family members are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. You must be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan to enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan.
  • Active duty service members aren’t eligible for FEDVIP dental or vision coverage.

After the Federal Benefits Open Season, you may only enroll in a plan or change your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Keep in mind that FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs.

Learn more on the TRICARE Open Season page, including how to enroll or make changes to your plan. Likewise, visit the Federal Benefits Open Season page. You can also review benefits and cost information on the TRICARE and FEDVIP websites. The clock is ticking. If you need to take action, do so before open season closes next week.

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 10/14/2021