There are many wonderful benefits available to DoDEA Employees. Please choose an option from the benefits list on this page to view more detailed information.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has Government-wide responsibility and oversight for Federal benefits administration.
As a Federal employee, the benefits available to you represent a significant part of your compensation package. They may provide important insurance coverage to protect you and your family and, in some cases, offer tax advantages that reduce the burden in paying for some health products and services, or dependent or elder care services.
In addition to your Civil Service or Federal Employees Retirement System benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan, the Federal government offers five benefits programs to eligible employees. The five programs are:
If you are a new Federal employee or have recently become eligible for benefits the Federal Employees Guide Me resource will walk you through the benefits offered, and provide information on how and when to make your choices. Each benefit program has certain timeframes for initial enrollment as a new or newly eligible employee.
If you are a current employee, it will provide the most current information regarding the benefit programs and will support you as you make decisions during the annual Federal Benefits Open Season, or experience life events that cause you to reconsider previous choices.
Review the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Overseas Fact Sheet for tips to consider when your job location is positioned outside CONUS.
The OPM website provides a variety of resources available to assist new and current employees with gaining in-depth knowledge regarding each of these programs as well as quick and easy references that offer at a glance information.
The OPM Quick Guide provides answers to common questions and enables you to see the similarities and differences of these programs.
The Federal Benefits FastFacts provides basic information about the insurance programs.
Your local servicing Human Resources Office or Representative is your initial point of contact for questions pertaining to employee benefits and insurance programs. Employees should not contact the Office of Personnel Management.
The Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) Centralized Benefits Center located in Fort Riley, Kansas is the DoDEA servicing agency for employee benefit transactions. Employees can make benefits elections during open season or due to qualifying life events through the Government Retirement and Benefits (GRB) Platform.
Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C)
305 Marshall Avenue
Fort Riley, Kansas 66442-7005
You may contact the ABC-C, Monday-Friday 0800-1600 CT
Telephone: 1-877-276-9268, option 2
Please Note: During high call volume, customers' calls will go to a voicemail system. Leave your name and number for a callback. A return call from ABC-C will show as a "restricted" number on your phone and will not show an identifier of "Army Benefits System."
Telephone: 1-866-792-7620, Option #3
Telephone: 1-866-792-7620, Option #3
NEWSFLASH REGARDING ARPA EXPIRATION & COVID-19 FECA CLAIMS FILING
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. This legislation streamlined the process for federal workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to establish coverage under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). The ARPA expires on January 27, 2023. Claims for COVID-19 that was diagnosed between January 27, 2020 and January 27, 2023 should be filed on Form CA-1, Traumatic Injury Claim. Claims for COVID-19
diagnosed after January 27, 2023, generally will be filed on Form CA-2 Occupational Disease Claim.
CA-1*Federal Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation (FECA claims between January 27, 2020 and January 27, 2023 should be filed on Form CA-1)
CA-2*Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation (FECA Claims for COVID-19 diagnosed after January 27, 2023 will generally be filed on Form CA-2)
A Federal Employee that has sustained a work-related injury or illness, will use the Employees' Compensation Operations & Management Portal (ECOMP) to report the incident to their supervisor by using the following link https://www.ecomp.dol.gov/#/.
Employees must file COVID-19 diagnosed after January 27, 2023 will generally be filed on Form CA-2; otherwise, claim the will be return to the employee for resubmission.
For Questions Contact:
Army Benefits Center - Civilian, Injury Compensation Center of Excellence-OWCP
ABC-C Toll Free: (866) 792-7620 (Phone Hours M-TH 0800-1600 CT)
For e-mail inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org