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OPM RIN: 3206-AN91 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●FEDVIP: Extension of Eligibility to Certain Employees on Temporary Appointments or Seasonal and Intermittent Schedules; QLEs for Enrollees to Cancel Coverage and Decrease Enrollment Type 
Abstract:

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to expand eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional categories of Federal employees. This proposed rule expands eligibility for FEDVIP to certain Federal employees on temporary appointments and certain employees on seasonal and intermittent schedules that became eligible for Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) enrollment beginning in 2015. This rule also expands access to FEDVIP benefits to certain firefighters on temporary appointments and intermittent emergency response personnel who became eligible for FEHB coverage in 2012. These additions will align FEDVIP with FEHB Program eligibility requirements.

In addition, this rule proposes to add qualifying life events (QLEs) to cancel an enrollment and decrease enrollment types. First, the rule proposes a QLE for enrollees to cancel a FEDVIP enrollment if the enrollee becomes eligible for dental and/or vision services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after FEDVIP enrollment. Second, this rule proposes to add a QLE to allow for a decrease in enrollment type if a family member becomes eligible for and enrolls in dental and/or vision services from the VA after FEDVIP enrollment, or if the spouse of a TRICARE-eligible individual (TEI) sponsor who is enrolled is deployed to active military duty. Lastly, the rule also proposes technical corrections and clarifications to 5 CFR 894.

 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 894   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 89A    5 U.S.C. 89B   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julia Elam
Program Analyst
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-1560
Email: julia.elam@opm.gov