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Enroll before TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Season closes Dec. 10

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Open season closes on Dec. 10, 2018. Do you want to make changes to your TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a dental or vision plan with the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)? Then you must act now. Your coverage will start on Jan. 1, 2019.

Two different open seasons are now underway until Dec. 10, 2018.

TRICARE Open Season

Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you won’t be able to make changes to your plan unless you experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). A TRICARE QLE is a certain change in your life that may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. Examples are marriage, the birth of a child, or retirement from active duty.

Federal Benefits Open Season

  • Federal Benefits Open Season is for retiree dental coverage or vision coverage through FEDVIP. If you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), provided by Delta Dental, and want dental coverage in 2019, you’ll need to choose a FEDVIP dental plan. TRDP ends on Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Active duty family members may enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

After the Federal Benefits Open Season, you may only make changes to your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Remember that the FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs.

Learn more on the Open Season page. If you need to take action, take command and do so before open season closes next week.

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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.