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Congratulations on your new job, and welcome to federal service. You have 60 days from your entry-on-duty date to sign up for a Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) health insurance plan. You'll find helpful tips below on how to choose an FEHB plan that is right for you and how to enroll.
How to Choose a Health Plan Order Form
GEHA's How to Choose a Health Plan brochure can help you select the federal health plan that's right for you. To get your free PDF copy, click How to Choose a Health Plan Order Form.
GEHA Health Plans
New federal employees can sign up with GEHA by completing a health benefits registration form (SF 2809) available through OPM or your agency. Indicate your plan selection (GEHA plan codes listed below), then turn in your form according to your standard office procedures. The form must be signed by an authorized agency official to be valid.
- Standard Option – 314 for Self Only, 316 for Self Plus One, or 315 for Self and Family
- High Option – 311 for Self Only, 313 for Self Plus One, or 312 for Self and Family
- Health Savings AdvantageSM – 341 for Self Only, 343 for Self Plus One, or 342 for Self and Family
Many agencies also allow their employees to enroll online. These options include the following:
When GEHA has been notified of your enrollment, you will receive an enrollment kit that includes a plan brochure and an enrollment questionnaire. Your health plan ID card will arrive in a separate packet from CVS Caremark. Members without Medicare will also receive a separate Lab Card® from Quest.
GEHA Dental Plans
As part of the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), GEHA offers the comprehensive GEHA Connection Dental Federal®
plan for federal employees around the world. For more information, click GEHA Connection Dental Federal.