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 BENEFEDS.com 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: https://tricare.benefeds.com/InfoPortal/containerPage….