By Your Side This Open Season
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Bill Breskin, Senior Vice President of Government Programs with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, has a special message for you this Open Season.
2022 Open Season
Through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP), we have the honor and privilege of providing medical, dental and vision coverage to federal employees, U.S. Postal Service employees, retirees, portions of the military and all their families.
With Open Season running November 14 to December 12, 2022, we want to make sure you have the right information so you can make the best decisions about your health care needs. There are many factors in your decision, and we’re here to help.
For those of you considering FEP for the first time, we believe our products and services are second to none. But whether you’re new or a returning member, you can count on FEP to deliver comprehensive health care coveragealong with access to one of the broadest networks of providers, with 95% of doctors and 96% of hospitals accepting FEP coverage. That’s in addition to free preventive care, telehealth services and overseas coverage. With Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Vision, we offer quality dental and vision benefits at reasonable rates.
You can see some of the changes and updates we’re making for 2023 here. This includes increasing the number of covered visits for pregnancy and postpartum mental health visits, as well as expanding some of our preventive care and prescription benefits. You can also check out what’s new for our dental plan and vision plan for next year.
Remember—if you’re happy with your current coverage, you don’t have to do anything. Your coverage will automatically carry over next year.
Helpful online cost tools
If you want to make sure you have the right coverage, we have some online tools that can help you make the best FEP choice.
This year more than ever, we know everyone is keeping an eye on their health care budget. That’s why we have tools that can help you figure out what you’ll spend out-of-pocket on copays, deductibles and non-covered services.
If you’re currently an FEP member, our FEP Healthcare Cost Advisor tool can help you stay on top of your budget. It looks at your previous health insurance claims to give you an estimate for how much you’ll pay out-of-pocket for the upcoming year.*
Wondering which plan is right for you? Our AskBlueSM FEP Medical Plan Finder tool can help. All you have to do is answer a few questions and you’ll get a plan recommendation based on your needs.
By your side
All of us at FEP are here for you this Open Season. We’re just a click or phone call away. If you have any questions, you can call the National Information Center at 1-800-411-BLUE (2583) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. You can also call the number on the back of your member ID card or use the fepblue mobile app to access your account information on your device.
We thank you for being a member, or, for taking the time to consider joining our program. We hope you and your family have a safe and healthy rest of the year and into 2023. Thank you.
*You must have been enrolled in the Service Benefit Plan for at least one calendar year.