OPM Releases FEDVIP and FSAFEDS Open Season Numbers

OPM announced last week that 690,000 federal employees and annuitants enrolled in the new supplemental dental and vision plans (FEDVIP) during the recent initial Open Season. OPM also reported that FSAFEDS enrollment has grown to 226,000 as a result of the Open Season, which is a 26% increase in employees who have a health care or dependent care flexible spending account.

Steve Barr reports in today’s Washington Post that one of OPM Director Linda Springer’s new objectives is to explore “whether a program could be created to offer short-term disability insurance to federal employees.”