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Open Season 2015

The annual Open Season is here!!!


Monday, November 9 to Monday, December 14, 2015

You can enroll, cancel or make changes to your medical plan during this open season period.


Don’t miss the 2-day Smithsonian Trust Benefits Fair!

Dates:            November 17 and November 18, 2015

Time:             10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Place:             S. Dillon Ripley Center (QUAD), 1100 Jefferson Drive SW (3rd Floor Underground)

Representatives from CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente will be available to address questions and provide additional information to assist you in making your 2016 benefit elections.


This is your once-a-year opportunity to evaluate and/or change your plan elections for the upcoming year. It is highly recommended you review the following links:

Fellow Open Enrollment Letter**

New – Fellow Plus One

2016 Notice of Creditable Coverage (Fellows)

Health Insurance Information Packet**


**If you are not currently enrolled in a SI plan and wish to enroll during Open Season, you must contact the Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) prior to enrolling. To gain access to Secova, you must provide OFI with the following information by close of business on December 4, 2015:

  • Full name
  • Local address
  • Social security number (SSN)
  • Full date of birth (mmddyyyy)

If you do not have a SSN, OFI will provide you with a placeholder number.


Additional Plan Information:


HMO BlueChoice Open Access

POS BlueChoice Opt-out Plus Open Access

PPO Blue Preferred

Kaiser Permanente


If you have any questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Rosa Nguyen at or 202-633-7070.