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OPM RIN: 3206-AN91 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: FEDVIP: Extension of Eligibility to Certain Employees on Temporary Appointments and Certain Employees on Seasonal and Intermittent Schedules; Enrollment Clarifications and Qualifying Life Events 
Abstract:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to expand eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to additional categories of Federal employees. This 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. This rule also updates the provisions on enrollment for active duty service members who become eligible for FEDVIP as uniformed service retirees pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (FY17 NDAA), Public Law 108-496. In addition, this rule proposes to add qualifying life events (QLEs) for enrollees who may become eligible for and enroll in dental and/or vision services from the Department of Veterans Affairs since this issue may impact TRICARE-eligible individuals (TEIs) and other enrollees.

 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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  10/19/2021  86 FR 57764   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/20/2021 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
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
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-1560
Email: julia.elam@opm.gov