When Will the Changes Start?

One of the most frequently asked questions about open season changes is “when do they start?”

The answer is: it depends.

For retirees, the answer is simple; it’s always January first.

Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m.

For most active feds, the effective date is the first day of the first full pay period in January. In 2007, that’s January seventh for most federal employees.

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To be sure, ask your Human Resources office.