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Pre-Enrollment Tips

First time enrolling? We’ll show you how to get started by helping you select the right plan.


Before you begin, there are a few pieces of information you’ll need to know in order for us to help you select the best coverage for your needs:

  • Who needs coverage—is it just you, you and one other person, or you and your family?
  • Whether you’ll need in-network or out-of-network coverage—use our Find a Provider tool to see if your provider is in our network (over one million strong).
  • Which prescription drugs you are currently taking—make a list of drugs that you and any other people included in your coverage are taking and check out the formulary to see what’s covered.

Once you have all of this information, complete the following steps:

  1. Use our AskBlue for Federal Employees tool to see which plan fits your coverage needs.
  2. Review your results.
  3. Save your results as a PDF—you’ll need your plan name and enrollment code to enroll.
  4. Compare premiums and costs to determine whether that plan is right for your needs and budget.
  5. View the plan’s brochure for more details about benefits and coverage.
  6. Go to the Enrollment page and enroll using your agency’s preferred method.

That’s it. You’re ready to get started.



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Active Federal Employees

If you're currently working and are interested in enrolling or changing plans, note the enrollment code for your family status and the plan option of your choice. Then, contact your agency's personnel office to make your selection.


Plan Option FEHB Enrollment Code
Standard Option Self
104
Self + One
106
Self & Family
105
Basic Option Self
111
Self + One
113
Self & Family
112
FEP Blue Focus Self
131
Self + One
133
Self & Family
132

You may be able to enroll or change plans online using your agency's preferred method:

  • U.S. Postal Service: PostalEASE system or the telephone enrollment
  • Employee Express: See a list of agencies participating in Employee Express
  • Department of Defense: DoD automated enrollment system
  • Department of Energy: DOE automated systems
  • Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs and Environmental Protection: MyPay
  • Employees of agencies paid through the National Finance Center: Employee Personal Page

Otherwise, you must fill out and submit a SF 2809 Form to your Human Resources office. Please do not submit the form anywhere else.

Note: Online resources provided by OPM at www.opm.gov/insure


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Retired Federal Employees

As a retired federal employee (annuitant) who wants to enroll in the Service Benefit Plan or make an enrollment change, you have the following options.

During Open Season:

  • Use OPM’s Open Season Online system
  • Call Open Season Express at 1-800-332-9798
  • Send regular mail to:
    Office of Personnel Management
    Open Season Processing Center
    P.O. Box 5000
    Lawrence, KS 66046-0500

Outside of Open Season:

  • Call the OPM Retirement Information Center at 1-888-767-6738 (TTY: 1-800-878-5707 or DC local 202-606-0551)
  • Send an email to retire@opm.gov

Plan Option FEHB Enrollment Code
Standard Option Self
104
Self + One
106
Self & Family
105
Basic Option Self
111
Self + One
113
Self & Family
112
FEP Blue Focus Self
131
Self + One
133
Self & Family
132

Note: if you receive an annuity from another program or need more information, please visit opm.gov


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Current Members

If you are an active or retired federal employee and you’re happy with your coverage, you don’t have to do anything. Your coverage will automatically continue into the following year.

Future Members

If you’re looking to enroll in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, learn more about our benefit plans.

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Standard Option

Under Standard Option, you have the flexibility to use both Preferred and Non-preferred providers. However, your out-of-pocket expenses are lower when you use Preferred providers. Standard Option also features a convenient Mail Service Pharmacy Program.

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Basic Option

Under Basic Option, you must use Preferred providers for all of your medical care, except in certain circumstances. Basic Option does not have a calendar year deductible, and copayments make up most of your out-of-pocket expenses for covered services.

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FEP Blue Focus

Under FEP Blue Focus, you must stay in-network to have coverage for your medical care. Your Core benefits are covered at little or no cost when you visit Preferred providers, with your first ten primary care doctor visits and/or specialist vists just $10 each. Generics and some Preferred brand name drugs are also covered.

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