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FAES Open Enrollment

FAES Open Enrollment

2015-2016 Plan Year

AETNA Signature Administrators-PPO

Effective November 1st 2015


Since 1959 the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) has been working to support the professional and educational mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and over the last several decades our support grew to include a health insurance program for select members of the NIH community. We have made many changes over the last several years with the end goal of ensuring a robust and sustainable plan. This past year, FAES has been working to address concerns and better serve our customers and we are very proud to announce our new enhanced plan, which will be effective November 1st, 2015.


As compared to the current plan, the new plan will be with the larger Aetna PPO physician network, reduced out-of-network deductibles for both individuals and families, increased benefits such as coverage for acupuncture treatments, increased coverage for many out-of-network treatments, and a significantly reduced maximum out-of-network costs for everyone! FAES is offering all of this at a lower cost to our customers.


We understand that change can be challenging, so please do not hesitate to call or visit the FAES insurance office for help. Don’t miss our orientations offered daily during the open enrollment period and, whether you have changes or simply want to ask questions, we are here to support you.


FAES will be conducting Open Enrollment from October 5th through October 16th. Open Enrollment is an opportunity to make changes to your health insurance coverage for the upcoming plan year. 


FAES will be hosting daily orientations beginning October 5th through October 16th from 3 pm to 4pm in the FAES conference room.


Please note: You do not have to do anything if you are not making any changes. Your benefit plan will continue for the 2015-2016 plan year. If you have recently moved, please remember to email us your new mailing address. 


You will automatically receive a new health insurance card with an effective date of November 1st, 2015. Please remember to submit a copy of your new health insurance card to all of your providers, including your drug store locations.


Please communicate all inquiries to


Thank you,

The FAES Insurance Team

301-496-8063 / 301-496-8064