Below are legal documents related to the FEDVIP program.
FEDVIP rules and regulations
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued regulations to administer the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which was enacted December 23, 2004.
Third party authorization
BENEFEDS (a unit of Long Term Care Partners, LLC) can't give information about your FEDVIP plans to anyone other than you, your insurance carrier and payroll/annuity provider unless you complete and submit an authorization form allowing such disclosure. We protect your plan information, which may be considered Personally Identifiable Information (PII), from unauthorized disclosure.
To give us permission to disclose your plan information to someone you designate, complete an Authorization of Disclosure Form and fax it or mail it to us at the address below. This authorization form concerns your personal records and only you or your legal representative (such as a power of attorney, guardian or conservator) can sign it. Keep in mind we must approve the authorization form before we can disclose any information, and it does not allow the third party to make changes to the account.
You don't have to complete this form — it's completely voluntary. However, if you don't complete and submit the form we can't disclose any information about your FEDVIP plan to a person of your choice, not even your spouse, another relative or a benefits person from your agency or retirement system.
You can revoke a submitted form at any time by notifying us in writing at the address below. Revoking this authorization will have no effect on any information released in reliance on this authorization before BENEFEDS received your notice to revoke the authorization.
More about third party authorization
Power of attorney (POA)
If you would like BENEFEDS to allow your legal representative to make changes to your account, we require a legal document such as a POA showing that someone else is authorized to act for you. If a POA is received by BENEFEDS from an enrollee or from an enrollee's agent (i.e. attorney-in-fact), BENEFEDS will review the POA (or other legal document) to determine if it is applicable for use with regard to the enrollee's BENEFEDS account.
Fax and address
Authorization of Disclosure forms including revocations, POA forms and affidavits should be faxed to 603-433-3811 or mailed to:
ATTN: HIPAA Privacy Office
P.O. Box 797
Greenland, NH 03840-0797