Open Enrollment season takes place from November 8, 2004 through December 13, 2004. During this period, benefit-eligible employees may elect to make changes or enroll in new benefits for the 2005 plan year. Open enrollment season is the only time during the year, with limited exceptions, that you may:
- Change your health plan coverage in the District of Columbia Employees Health Benefits Program (DCEHBP) or the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP);
- Enroll in the Short-term Disability Insurance program;
- Set up Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for 2005 to pay out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars; and
- Add new dependents to your health plans.
If you want to maintain your current level of coverage for the health benefits and short-term disability programs for 2005, you do not need to do anything; your enrollment will continue automatically. For more information, including copies of the brochures, rate comparisons for the DC Employees Health Benefits Program and enrollment forms, please see the Benefits website.