Q: My wife has been a Civil Service Retirement System employee for almost 36 years; I am new to the Federal Employees Retirement System, having been employed under it for approximately 1.5 years. I have been under my wife’s Federal Employees Health Benefits plan since March 2008. I am 56 years old. If we elect to each go single coverage during the open season, will I get credit for the two years toward the five that I need for retirement purposes?
A: Yes, you will.