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Enroll with MHBP

Everything you need to know to join MHBP

Ready to enroll?

If you’re a new federal employee enrolling for the first time, or are ready to switch your health plan – you’ve come to the right place.

For most people, benefits will begin on the first day of the first full pay period. New hires have 60 days to enroll for health coverage. Verify your effective date with the agency or retirement system that maintains your health benefits enrollment.

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Enrolling or switching your health plan is easier than you’d expect

Newly eligible employees generally have 60 days to enroll in a health plan. 

Your next enrollment opportunity will be Open Season unless you have a qualifying life event (QLE), such as marriage or the birth of a child.

During the annual Federal Benefits Open Season, anyone eligible to participate in the FEHB Program may enroll, change health plans or options or cancel their FEHB enrollment.

You can consult with your agency’s human resources office or check the FEHB Program Handbook for more information about qualifying life events and details about Federal Benefits Open Season.

2025 Federal Benefits Open Season

The 2025 FEHB Open Season will run from November 11, 2024 through December 9, 2024. 

Open Season starts every year on the Monday of the second full work week in November and ends on the Monday of the second full work week in December.

How to enroll in FEHP

Start by choosing an MHBP plan option and selecting the enrollment code for the level of coverage you need

Standard Option codes

Consumer Option codes

Value Plan codes

Enroll using the method in use by your agency

Postal Service employees enroll using PostalEASE

Paper Enrollment

You will receive confirmation of enrollment from your chosen plan

Retiree enrollment information

During Open Season, Annuitants can make enrollment changes online using OPM’s Open Season Online system

Outside of Open Season, Annuitants should use one of the options provided below to make an enrollment change

Enrolling in Aetna Medicare Advantage for MHBP Standard Option

It’s easy to opt in to Aetna Medicare Advantage for MHBP once you’re enrolled in MHBP Standard Option

To complete your enrollment in Aetna Medicare Advantage, we will need to confirm your Medicare information

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