Eligibility

The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) is available to eligible Federal and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees, annuitants, survivor annuitants, and compensationers. FEDVIP eligibility has also expanded to include certain retired uniformed service members, active duty family members, and survivors.

You can only enroll as part of one eligibility group. If you're eligible to enroll in FEDVIP both as a Federal civilian and as a uniformed service member, review the differences, based on laws and regulations, between the two groups below.

Federal Civilians

  • Employees are eligible for dental and vision coverage if they are eligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program (they do not have to be enrolled).
  • Annuitants are eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid pre-tax for employees.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 22.

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Uniformed Services

  • Most retirees are eligible for dental coverage.
  • Most retirees and active duty family members are eligible for vision coverage, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.
  • Active duty uniformed service members are not eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid post-tax.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 21 (non-students) or 23 (full-time students).

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