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2018 Federal Benefits Open Season

4 Dec 2018 11:54 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

The 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season runs November 12 through December 10, 2018. This is the first opportunity for eligible survivors to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

If you are a surviving spouse currently enrolled in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), your coverage under that program ends on December 31, 2018. You will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan. You must enroll at during open season if you would like FEDVIP dental or vision coverage effective January 1, 2019.

Again, if you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season. The only opportunity to enroll outside of an annual open season is if you experience a qualifying life event (QLE).

Children will keep their current DENTAL coverage, but are generally eligible for the FEDVIP vision coverage.

For any questions on eligibility, plan comparisons and enrollment, go to:ā€¦.

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Silver Level ($1,500+/yr) Become our first 2019 Silver Level Sponsor!

Bronze Level ($500+/yr) Become our first 2019 Bronze Level Sponsor!

Additional Sponsors ($100+/yr): CarolMarie Smith

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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