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DPRS Open Season Information

Open Season occurs from Monday of the second full workweek in November through the Monday of the second full workweek in December.

You will receive the DPRS SF2809 Open Season form from NFC. If you choose to make any changes, please complete the DPRS SF2809 and return to our office.

You can find detailed Open Season information including rates and significant plan changes on the OPM web site.

You can find current rate information under our Publications page on this web site.

Making Payments

You can set up Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD), to make electronic payments, utilize the Online Bill Pay services through your bank, or make a payment by check, which will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). However, we do not accept digital wallet payment services at this time.

Rate and Plan Information

Federal Healthcare benefits can help you and your family meet your health care needs. Federal employees, retirees and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country. For more information in regards to healthcare plans and rates, please see the documentation listed under the Publications tab.

Making Payments by Check

If you send us a check, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means we will copy your check and use the account information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours, and will be shown on your regular account statement.

You will not receive your original check back. We will destroy your original check, but we will keep the copy of it. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, you authorize us to process the copy in place of your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, we may try to make the transfer up to 2 times.

Last Updated / Reviewed: July 05, 2024