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Health Insurance for Employees Hired Before October 1, 1987

Health Insurance for Employees Hired Before October 1, 1987

Employees hired before October 1, 1987, are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program (FEHB), which is administered by the US Office of Personnel Management. The FEHB offers several kinds of plans, including Fee-for-Service, Health Maintenance Organizations, Point-of-Service and Preferred Provider Organizations. Once you have selected which type of plan you wish to enroll in, there are numerous options to choose from.

  • BENEFEDS (Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program)
  • FSAFEDS (Federal Employees Flexible Spending Account Program)

The cost of your monthly health insurance premium is shared with the District government, which contributes up to 75 percent toward the total premium cost. All health insurance premium deductions are made on a pre-tax basis, unless a specific waiver form is requested. A Pre-Tax Benefits Waiver Form [PDF] is available on this site, and also at the DC Department of Human Resources, Employee Service Center, One Judiciary Square, Suite 340 North.

When enrolling in a FEDVIP plan through BENEFEDS, you will initially be asked to choose your employment status from a drop-down list. DC Government and DC Courts employees should indicate they are a "Federal or US Postal Service Employee (Not a New Hire)."

Employees will later be asked to choose their specific agency for payroll deduction purposes. It is here where you will indicate whether you work for DC Courts or the DC Government.


Please Note: The information on this page is valid through December 31, 2014. For benefits details and changes effective January 1, 2015, please visit our open enrollment page.