Enrollment-Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Federal Employee Program

YOUR
OPTIONS FOR
ENROLLMENT

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.

If you're looking to change plans, learn how below.

Future Members

If you're looking to enroll in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, learn how below.

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

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 and Environmental Protection: MyPay
  • Employees of agencies paid through the National Finance Center: Employee Personal Page

Or, you can fill out the SF 2809 Form and submit a copy to your Human Resources office.

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

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


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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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Overseas Coverage

If you need medical care outside the United States, you can be assured that your Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan member ID card is recognized around the world. Our Worldwide Assistance Center offers help when you are traveling outside the U.S., Puerto Reico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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