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Open Season is Coming

November 8 to December 13, 2021

The 2021 Open Season runs from November 8 to December 13, 2021. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of the year, this is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes to these benefits. By taking time to select your plan, you can be confident that you have the right coverage at the right price.

To help you select the right health plan, the Postal Service™ provides all employees and retirees with free access to CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees ( This online tool takes you through a few simple steps to find the best health plan for you and your family. Find every plan available to you ranked by estimated costs and more.

The Benefits and Wellness Team will host a Virtual Open Season Fair. The fair gives you an opportunity to visit healthcare carrier booths, attend webinars, and review health plan materials from your personal computer or mobile device. Representatives from Medicare, Social Security, Thrift Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Program, and colleges will be in attendance. Visit to sign up for the fair.

Dates and times are as follows:

n Monday, November 15, 2021: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.

n Thursday, November 18, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

n Tuesday, November 30, 2021: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.

n Friday, December 3, 2021: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

Employees are also invited to attend a Virtual Benefits Fair, hosted by Long Term Care Partners, from November 8 through December 13, 2021. As part of the virtual fair, you can:

n Visit individual health, dental, and vision provider booths;

n Watch instructional videos;

n Register for educational webinars; and

n Review and save health plan brochures.

Participation is Voluntary and Off-the-Clock

From November 8 to December 13, 2021, you can register to attend the Virtual Benefits Fair on For live answers to your questions, visit the Virtual Benefits Fair during one of four live carrier chat days:

n Friday, November 12, 2021.

n Friday, November 19, 2021.

n Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

n Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Chat times will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Participation is voluntary. Non-exempt employees may only participate off-the-clock or during authorized breaks. In addition to the benefit fairs, the Benefits and Wellness Team will also host Open Season 101 Webinars. These webinars empower you with information to assist you in making informed decisions regarding your health care needs. For a complete listing of all webinars and fairs, visit

To access CHECKBOOK‘s Guide to Health Plans and learn more about the Virtual Benefits Fair, visit the LiteBlue Open Season page at You‘ll also find a variety of resources to help you make the most of Open Season.

Once you are ready, make your selection online at PostalEASE® from the LiteBlue Open Season page (; through an Employee Self-Service Kiosk (available at some facilities); or by calling the PostalEASE Interactive Voice Response at 877-477-3273, Option 1.

If you need more enrollment information or help using PostalEASE, you can contact the HR Shared Service Center at 877-477-3273, Option 5 (Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339).

This Open Season, take action regarding your health benefits to ensure your coverage needs are met.

Please Post on All Bulletin Boards Through December 13, 2021.

Open Season 2021. Time to make benefits changes. Your wallet will thank you. November 8, 2021-December 13, 2021. Leave ExchangeCHECKBOOK’s Guide to Health Plans (tool)FEDVIP (dental and vision benefits)Flexible Spending AccountUSPS Health Plan (non-career)Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Season is here. It’s time to make benefit changes. The Virtual Open Season Fair give you an oportunity to visit healthcare provider booths, attend webinars, and review health plan materials Explore and compare your benefits in one convenient location by logging into the fair webside during Open Season.The live events will be held on: November 15, 2021 at 1:00-9:00 p.m. ESTNovember 18, 2021 at 9:00-5:00 p.m. ESTNovember 30, 2021 at 1:00-9:00 p.m. ESTDecember 3, 2021 at 11:00-7:00 p.m. ESTLearn more about Open Season and the Virtual Benefits at Participation is voluntary. Non-exempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.