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Rep. Connolly’s Workshop for Federal Employees/Retirees Set for Dec 4
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The following was sent to us by the Office of Congressman Gerald E. Connolly:

FAIRFAX – Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on December 4 to help federal employees and retirees navigate through the improvement and changes in the 2011 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans, dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts.

Connolly’s Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees will take place at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 10 am.  The address is 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA.   The program will run from 10 am to 11 am in the Board Auditorium.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with FEHB plan representatives and other experts and view exhibits in the adjacent conference rooms until 2 pm.

Experts from the Office of Personnel Management and the various FEHB plans, along with Walt Francis, who has authored Washington CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees for three decades, are among those who will participate and be available to answer questions.

“Most FEHB plans have benefit and rate changes for 2011 so it is important that federal employees and retirees know the details on how their current plans are changing and whether or not there is another option that better suits their needs,” Connolly said.  “Some plans are changing their coverage options or service areas, while others are dropping out of the FEHB program, so it is important that every federal employees and retiree review the status of their current coverage.”

Connolly encouraged every federal employee and retiree, as well as survivor and former spouse annuitants to attend his workshop or a workshop at their respective federal workplace before Open Season ends on December 13.  

Congressman Connolly’s Open Season workshop will feature:

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Fairfax Government Center Board Auditorium

Featured Speakers:

  • Dean Schleicher, the Office of Personnel Management’s project leader for the FEHB program annual Open Season and an expert on health plan performance and quality
  • Walt Francis, an economist and policy analyst who has authored CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees for three decades and worked for the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Conference Rooms 2-3, 4-5, 7 and 8

  • Representatives of various FEHB health plans will be available to provide information and answer questions concerning plan offerings for 2011

 

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