About the Event

The 2021 Open Season runs from November 8 to December 13, 2021. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your health insurance, dental insurance, or vision insurance coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and participate in the Annual Leave Exchange program (ALE).  This virtual event will provide an interactive experience with our health, dental, vision, benefits, and education partners – allowing unlimited access to information and comparison tools that will assist you in determining the appropriate care and coverage for yourself and family.

Agenda
Day One, Mon - Nov 15
1pm EST
BENEFEDS: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
Benefits and Wellness 2021 Event Welcome
2pm EST
TSP: Thrift Savings Plan
GEHA: Government Employees Health Association Insurance Plans
3pm EST
Delta Dental
GEHA Dental Plans
4pm EST
SAMBA Insurance Plans
Aetna Health Insurance Plans
5pm EST
Commuter Benefits (Edenred)
Aetna Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
6pm EST
Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans
Kaiser Permanente Insurance Plans
7pm EST
FSA: Flexible Spending Accounts
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
8pm EST
USPS Health Benefit Plan (CareFirst BCBS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision Plans
Day Two, Thu - Nov 18
9am EST
FSA: Flexible Spending Accounts
Benefits and Wellness 2021 Event Welcome
10am EST
Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans
VSP Vision Care
11am EST
BENEFEDS: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
United Healthcare Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
12pm EST
FLTCIP: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Wellness Meditation
1pm EST
Medicare
United Concordia Dental Insurance
2pm EST
Metlife Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
APWU HP: American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
3pm EST
TSP: Thrift Savings Plan
NALC HBP: National Association of Letter Carriers Health Benefit Plan
4pm EST
USPS Health Benefit Plan (CareFirst BCBS)
MHBP : Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Day Three, Tue - Nov 30
1pm EST
USPS Health Benefit Plan (CareFirst BCBS)
Benefits and Wellness 2021 Event Welcome
2pm EST
Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
3pm EST
BENEFEDS: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision Plans
4pm EST
FLTCIP: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Kaiser Permanente Insurance Plans
5pm EST
FSA: Flexible Spending Accounts
Aetna Health Insurance Plans
6pm EST
VSP Vision Care
Aetna Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
7pm EST
Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans
United Healthcare Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
8pm EST
Commuter Benefits (Edenred)
Wellness Meditation
Day Four, Fri - Dec 3
11am EST
BENEFEDS: Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
Benefits and Wellness 2021 Event Welcome
12pm EST
SAMBA Insurance Plans
Delta Dental
1pm EST
TSP: Thrift Savings Plan
United Concordia Dental Insurance
2pm EST
FSA: Flexible Spending Accounts
Metlife Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
3pm EST
Medicare
GEHA: Government Employees Health Association Insurance Plans
4pm EST
SSA - Social Security
MHBP : Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
5pm EST
Consumers Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans
NALC HBP: National Association of Letter Carriers Health Benefit Plan
6pm EST
USPS Health Benefit Plan (CareFirst BCBS)
APWU HP: American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
Benefits Partners
       
Frequently Asked Questions
An online event where attendees can connect through robust chat tools, webinars, immersive booths, and endlessly valuable content. A virtual benefits fair is a way for us to bring an event to you at the tips of your fingers, on your device, at your convenience.
This event is open to all postal employees and retirees.
This event is off-the-clock during non-working hours.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
  • Watch live online presentations from healthcare vendors and more.
  • Download valuable resources and materials to access later.
  • Chat live with vendors, specialist and representatives.
  • Complete interactive gamification activities
Registration is preferred but not required. Only registered participants are eligible for prizes.
Select the link at the top of the page titled log in.
Yes. Similar to a “cart”, you will be able to add documents to your “Virtual Bag” and then email them to yourself.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
We recommend Chrome and Firefox.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.
You will be able to engage and chat with plan representatives, subject matter experts, and booth vendors.
Yes, you can log in and out at any time.
There will be a Scavenger Hunt incorporated with clues hidden in the virtual environment. Attendees that can locate all 10 clues will be entered in a drawing to win impressive prizes. You will be notified via email if you won a prize. **You must register for the event and provide an email address to receive prize.**
Please navigate to the Help Desk to select Technical Assistance or send an email to: 2021uspsopenseasonsbenefits@getvfairs.io
Active USPS employees can access PostalEase (button on top of page). You will need your EIN and PIN. Retirees should contact the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – your CSA number will be required.
Please visit the USPS Health and Wellness booth for additional information on all employee benefits, including insurance, wellness, and retirement.
The Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) booth is a great resource for employee processing and benefits inquiries.