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There are two types of enrollment: Self Only and Self & Family. A Self & Family enrollment covers you, your spouse, and your unmarried dependent children under age 22.
Over 350 health plans are offered under the FEHB program. Of the 14 available managed fee-for-service plans, seven are open to all enrollees, while another seven are available only to specific categories of employees. In addition, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are available in most areas of the United States; you must live or work within a defined area to be eligible to enroll in a particular HMO.
Eligible employees must complete the Employee Health Benefits Form, SF-2809 (pdf), within 60 days, whether electing to enroll in health benefits or not. (Instructions are included with the form.)
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