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Download as PDF 1599 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 24 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 894 RIN 3206–AN58 Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of Enrollment; Corrections Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 On November 19, 2018, OPM published Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of Enrollment, interim final rule in the Federal Register (83 FR 58175) to amend 5 CFR part 894. This document corrects the regulations to include the term ‘‘TEI family member’’ that is referenced in § 894.101 (Definitions). This document also amends an incorrect cross reference in § 894.804 regarding the restriction on dual enrollments from § 894.203 to § 894.204. Regulatory Impact Analysis On November 19, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published revisions to its Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program regulations. That document discussed the term ‘‘TEI family member’’ but did not include the term in the instructions as a term to be added to the definitions section, so the definition could not be incorporated into the CFR. This document corrects the interim final regulations by adding the definition for ‘‘TEI family member’’ and also amending an incorrect reference regarding the restriction on dual enrollments. DATES: This document is effective February 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information, please contact Julia Elam, Program Analyst, at julia.elam@opm.gov or (202) 606–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM has statutory responsibility to administer the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) in accordance with 5 U.S.C. chapters 89A and 89B and implementing regulations (5 CFR part 894). Section 715 of Public Law 114–328, authorizes the Secretary of Defense to enter into an agreement with the OPM Director to allow certain TRICARE-eligible individuals to enroll, or to be covered under an enrollment in FEDVIP, and amends 5 U.S.C. 8951 and SUMMARY: 8958(c) (dental benefits) and 5 U.S.C. 8981 and 8988(c) (vision benefits), to establish eligibility of certain TRICAREeligible individuals to enroll so that they and their eligible family members may obtain dental and vision benefits under FEDVIP. OPM has examined the impact of this rule as required by Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563, which directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public, health, and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). A regulatory impact analysis must be prepared for major rules with economically significant effects of $100 million or more in any one year. This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This rule is not E.O. 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866. List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 894 Administrative practice and procedure, Government employees, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health professions, Hostages, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Military personnel, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Retirement. Accordingly, 5 CFR part 894 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PART 894—FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM 1. The authority citation for part 894 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8962; 5 U.S.C. 8992; Subpart C also issued under section 1 of Pub. L. 110–279, 122 Stat. 2604; Pub. L. 114–328. Subpart A—Administration and General Provisions 2. Amend § 894.101 by adding a definition for ‘‘TEI family member’’ in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ § 894.101 * * Definitions. * * * TEI family member means a TEI who is a dependent with respect to a sponsor, as defined in 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(A) (spouse), 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(B) (unremarried widow), 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(C) (unremarried widower), 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(D) (child), or 10 U.S.C 1072(2)(I) (unmarried person). * * * * * Subpart H—Special Provisions for TRICARE-Eligible Individuals (TEI) 3. Amend § 894.804 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 894.804 Am I a sponsor for a FEDVIP dental or vision plan? (a) Generally, the sponsor is the individual who is eligible for medical or dental benefits under 10 U.S.C. chapter 55 based on his or her direct affiliation with the uniformed services, including military members of the National Guard and Reserves. Relationship to a sponsor conveys TEI status to a TEI family member. If two parents of a TEI child are entitled to be a sponsor, see restriction on dual enrollment at § 894.204. * * * * * Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–00799 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–64–P E:\FR\FM\05FER1.SGM 05FER1

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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 1599]]



OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 894

RIN 3206-AN58


Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Extension 
of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-Eligible Individuals; Effective Date 
of Enrollment; Corrections

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: On November 19, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
published revisions to its Federal Employees Dental and Vision 
Insurance Program regulations. That document discussed the term ``TEI 
family member'' but did not include the term in the instructions as a 
term to be added to the definitions section, so the definition could 
not be incorporated into the CFR. This document corrects the interim 
final regulations by adding the definition for ``TEI family member'' 
and also amending an incorrect reference regarding the restriction on 
dual enrollments.

DATES: This document is effective February 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information, please contact Julia 
Elam, Program Analyst, at julia.elam@opm.gov or (202) 606-2128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM has statutory responsibility to 
administer the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program 
(FEDVIP) in accordance with 5 U.S.C. chapters 89A and 89B and 
implementing regulations (5 CFR part 894). Section 715 of Public Law 
114-328, authorizes the Secretary of Defense to enter into an agreement 
with the OPM Director to allow certain TRICARE-eligible individuals to 
enroll, or to be covered under an enrollment in FEDVIP, and amends 5 
U.S.C. 8951 and 8958(c) (dental benefits) and 5 U.S.C. 8981 and 8988(c) 
(vision benefits), to establish eligibility of certain TRICARE-eligible 
individuals to enroll so that they and their eligible family members 
may obtain dental and vision benefits under FEDVIP.
    On November 19, 2018, OPM published Federal Employees Dental and 
Vision Insurance Program: Extension of Eligibility to Certain TRICARE-
Eligible Individuals; Effective Date of Enrollment, interim final rule 
in the Federal Register (83 FR 58175) to amend 5 CFR part 894. This 
document corrects the regulations to include the term ``TEI family 
member'' that is referenced in Sec.  894.101 (Definitions). This 
document also amends an incorrect cross reference in Sec.  894.804 
regarding the restriction on dual enrollments from Sec.  894.203 to 
Sec.  894.204.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

    OPM has examined the impact of this rule as required by Executive 
Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563, which directs agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public, 
health, and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). A 
regulatory impact analysis must be prepared for major rules with 
economically significant effects of $100 million or more in any one 
year. This rule is not a ``significant regulatory action,'' under 
Executive Order 12866.

Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    This rule is not E.O. 13771 regulatory action because this rule is 
not significant under E.O. 12866.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 894

    Administrative practice and procedure, Government employees, Health 
facilities, Health insurance, Health professions, Hostages, Iraq, 
Kuwait, Lebanon, Military personnel, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Retirement.

    Accordingly, 5 CFR part 894 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 894--FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM

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1. The authority citation for part 894 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 8962; 5 U.S.C. 8992; Subpart C also issued 
under section 1 of Pub. L. 110-279, 122 Stat. 2604; Pub. L. 114-328.

Subpart A--Administration and General Provisions

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2. Amend Sec.  894.101 by adding a definition for ``TEI family member'' 
in alphabetical order to read as follows:


Sec.  894.101  Definitions.

* * * * *
    TEI family member means a TEI who is a dependent with respect to a 
sponsor, as defined in 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(A) (spouse), 10 U.S.C. 
1072(2)(B) (unremarried widow), 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(C) (unremarried 
widower), 10 U.S.C. 1072(2)(D) (child), or 10 U.S.C 1072(2)(I) 
(unmarried person).
* * * * *

Subpart H--Special Provisions for TRICARE-Eligible Individuals 
(TEI)

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3. Amend Sec.  894.804 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  894.804  Am I a sponsor for a FEDVIP dental or vision plan?

    (a) Generally, the sponsor is the individual who is eligible for 
medical or dental benefits under 10 U.S.C. chapter 55 based on his or 
her direct affiliation with the uniformed services, including military 
members of the National Guard and Reserves. Relationship to a sponsor 
conveys TEI status to a TEI family member. If two parents of a TEI 
child are entitled to be a sponsor, see restriction on dual enrollment 
at Sec.  894.204.
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Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-00799 Filed 2-4-19; 8:45 am]
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