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FEHB Enrollment Instructions for Department of Defense Employees

Department of the Air Force Employees

Employees may make open season enrollments, changes or cancellations, through the Benefits and Entitlements Service Team (BEST) by using either the:

For further information employees may contact BEST benefits counselors for assistance at the above numbers. When the telephone system voices the benefits menu, press 1 for health insurance, then zero to transfer to a counselor. Hearing impaired employees may obtain assistance from benefits counselors by calling TDD 1-800-382-0893, or if calling within the San Antonio, Texas area, 210-565-2276. Benefits counselors are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time.

Department of the Army and DCMA Employees

Employees may make open season enrollments, changes, or cancellations through the Army Benefits Center - Civilian (ABC-C) using either the:

Employees Benefits Information System (EBIS) via the web at and select "Benefits/EBIS"


Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) by calling 1-877-276-9287.
Hearing impaired employees may call 1-877-276-9833.

Civilian Employees Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) may access the Toll-Free IVRS System through the numbers below:

Belgium: Civilian 0800-78245/DSN 1986
Germany: Civilian 0800-1010282/DSN 1986
Italy: Civilian 800-780821/DSN 1986
Japan: 00531-1-20378
Korea: 00798-14-800-4766
Netherlands: Civilian 0800-0232739/DSN 1986
Saudi Arabia: 1-877-276-9287 (same as CONUS)
United Kingdom: Civilian 08-000857723/DSN 236-2003

Benefits Counselors are available at the ABC-C Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Users must establish a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for EBIS and IVRS if a PIN has not already been set or if an existing PIN has been forgotten. The same PIN is used for EBIS and IVRS and will stay in effect until the user changes it. The PIN is set by the user and is available immediately. The PIN is established to ensure personal information remains secure. Employees should refer to their most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) when setting the PIN. Users are required to input their Army Knowledge Online (AKO) password to gain access to EBIS.

Department of the Navy

Employees can make open season enrollments, changes, or cancellations online by accessing the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS) at Click on the "EBIS" button or "Access EBIS Change/View Benefits" link to enter. You will use your Social Security Number (SSN) and password to log in to EBIS. If you are a new EBIS user, or you have forgotten your password, it is helpful to have a copy of your last SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, or your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).

If you need assistance, consult the Frequently Asked Questions or contact The Benefits Line at 1-888-320-2917. To speak to a Customer Service Representative (CSR) for assistance, select menu option #4 between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The toll-free Teletypewriter (TTY) phone number for the hearing-impaired is 1-866-328-9889.

Department of Defense Employees

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

To make a FEHB Open Season election you are strongly encouraged to use the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS) (

Or you may access EBIS on DoDEA's HR homepage at Click on Employees then Online Employee Access to find the link to EBIS.


These agencies are serviced by DFAS Regional Service Center Benefits Division, which also uses the EBIS automated system for benefits transactions. Go to to access this system.

All questions should be directed to DFAS Shared Services Contact Center at 317-510-0454.

DLA Employees:

Employees may use the Employee Benefits and Information System by going to For further information employees should contact us by going to

Hours of Operations for Columbus and New Cumberland: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Eastern Time)
Hearing and Speech Impaired Customers may call the:
Ohio Relay Service at 1-800-750-0750
or the
Pennsylvania Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984

Washington Headquarters Services Resource Center

The following DoD activities are serviced by Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Human Resource Services Center (HRSC):

  • American Forces Information Service
  • Business Transportation Agency
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Defense Security Service
  • Defense Legal Services Agency
  • Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Office
  • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Joint Staff
  • Office of Economic Adjustment
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • TRICARE Management Activity
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Washington Headquarters Services

Employees may also make FEHB elections on the HRSC web site at

Employees may access the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS) at