2023 Federal Benefits Open Season – Announcement for the Commencement of Open Season and Effective Dates

Sep 21, 2023 | Optometry HQ Announcements

Federal Benefits Open Season Manual



The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has officially announced the dates for the 2023 Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Vision and Dental Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) Program. Open Season begins Monday November 13, 2023, and continues through Monday December 11, 2023. Important dates to note include:


  1. FEHB – Enrollment changes are effective the first day of the first full pay period in the new year which will be January 14, 2024. If FEHB cancellations are made the effective date will be January 13, 2024.
  2. FEDVIP – The effective date for a new enrollment or an enrollment change, is January 1, 2024. FEDVIP cancellations will be effective December 31, 2023.
  3. FSAFEDS – The effective date for enrollment during Open Season is January 1, 2024.

*Timeline for OPM Open Season Deliverables

Open Season Deliverables Anticipated Issue Date
2024 premium rates announced and posted on OPM website Late September
Significant Events Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) Early to Mid-October
Plan Information and Plan Brochures posted on OPM website Early November


In order to begin preparations for the 2023 Federal Benefits Open Season you will find the attached Open Season Manual as a helpful resource. As a reminder, the manual was created in place of the historical BALs for Announcement and Ordering and Distributing Materials and Conducting the Open Season. The Open Season Manual is posted on the OCHCO Benefits Share Point site the OPM Open Season webpage and year-round on the Open Season tab of Healthcare’s Reference Materials page.


For additional Open Season questions, please contact