Legal Information

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 for 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.

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.

Power of attorney

If you wish to allow someone else to make changes to your enrollment, BENEFEDS requires a legal document such as a power of attorney (POA) showing that the individual is authorized to act as your legal representative. When a POA is received by BENEFEDS from an enrollee or from an enrollee's agent (e.g., attorney-in-fact), BENEFEDS will review the POA (or other legal document, such as guardianship papers) to determine if it is applicable for use with regard to the enrollee's BENEFEDS account.

Fax and address

Authorization for Disclosure forms, revocations, POAs and other legal documents such as guardianship papers should be faxed to 603-433-3811 or mailed to:

BENEFEDS
Attn: HIPAA Privacy Office
P.O. Box 797
Greenland, NH 03840-0797

When submitting a POA or other legal document, use this cover sheet to help expedite our review of your documentation.

Public burden statement

The public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 8 minutes for a respondent to submit an enrollment, including time for reviewing education and support content but not including time for reviewing a plan and specific benefits. The total burden hour estimate for this form is 44,307 hours. Send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate and any suggestions for reducing the burden to: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Healthcare and Insurance, Attn: OMB Number (3206-0272), 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415-7900. You are not required to respond to this collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed.