BENEFEDS is your secure online portal to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Welcome, members of the uniformed services

If you're here, you've probably already heard that on December 31, 2018, the U.S. Department of Defense's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. Don't worry! You can enroll in dental coverage for next year, effective January 1, 2019, but it will be offered under a different program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

You don't need to take action now. But, to prevent a gap in dental coverage when your TRDP plan ends, you must select and enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season. Open season is your annual opportunity to sign up for FEDVIP dental and vision coverage, and this year it runs from November 12, 2018, to December 10, 2018. The coverage effective date is January 1, 2019.

Previously, FEDVIP was only available to Federal and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees, retirees, and their eligible family members, but eligibility for the program has expanded. Both FEDVIP dental and vision coverage will now be offered to certain retired members of the uniformed services and their families. In addition, FEDVIP vision coverage will also be offered to most family members of active duty service men and women.

FEDVIP is popular among Federal employees. The more than 3.3 million people already enrolled give the program high marks for quality and value. With 10 dental and four vision carriers to choose from, and both standard and high plan options, we're happy to say that FEDVIP offers many benefit plans and options, which will provide great flexibility to members of the uniformed services.

FEDVIP dental plans

  • Aetna Dental
  • Delta Dental
  • Dominion Dental
  • EmblemHealth
  • FEP BlueDental
  • GEHA
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Triple-S Salud
  • United Concordia Dental

FEDVIP vision plans

  • Aetna Vision
  • FEP BlueVision
  • UnitedHealthcare Vision
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Note: Plan details and rates for the 2019 plan year will be available in fall 2018.

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Key dates

Fall 2018

2019 FEDVIP plan rates are available

Nov. 12–Dec. 10, 2018

Federal Benefits Open Season for FEDVIP

Jan. 1, 2019

2019 FEDVIP plan year begins

We'd love your feedback

This site is your go-to resource during the TRDP-to-FEDVIP transition. If there's information about the transition or FEDVIP and BENEFEDS that you feel is missing, please let us know. We'll review your feedback and use it to improve this site. So, check back frequently!

Note: We will not respond individually to questions and/or feedback provided here.


FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all supplemental dental and vision program that offers eligible participants a choice between 10 dental and four vision carriers, and both high and standard plan options.


BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and OPM-sponsored contracted enrollment portal through which eligible participants enroll in and manage their FEDVIP coverage. BENEFEDS also comprises the billing systems and customer service functions necessary to perform premium administration for the FEDVIP.