Army Human Resources Command is hosting its 9th annual Fort Knox Health Benefits Fair at Patriot Commons Café outside the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

This event will give retirees, active duty Soldiers and Families, and the installation's more than 4,100 Department of the Army civilian employees an opportunity to explore their health care options regarding changing, modifying or enrolling in health, dental, vision plans and flexible spending accounts before the open enrollment period begins Nov. 11 and ends Dec. 9.

"Now that military spouses can no longer get dental and vision coverage under Tricare, I encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to compare dental and vision insurance plans for themselves and their families," said event coordinator Sgt. Maj. Sherman Waters, the HRC G1/G4 sergeant major.

In addition to health care providers, more than 30 vendors offering nutrition, wellness and financial services will be available. Vendors include Crossfit Hard Knox, Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, Hardin Memorial Health, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and Elizabethtown Swim and Fitness.

Waters said this year there will be a focus on resiliency. As a result, she is calling on health care professionals from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to participate.

"We're coming up on … the holiday season, and I think it's important that we give civilian employee and spouses the tools and resources they can use to be resilient, just in case they face some challenges in their life," Waters said.

Those who aren't able to attend can contact the Army Benefits Center at the link below for more information.