Q. I am retiring in three years from CSRS. My husband is Air Force retired, therefore, we both have Tricare for Life and Medicare part A&B. I currently am not carrying any health care through my employer, but I plan to retire with a third health care plan through my CSRS. I know there is a five-year policy to have federal health care to be able to keep your insurance through retirement. However, I was told that my Tricare for Life qualifies me for the five-year federal plan coverage, and I can get the third policy during the last open season of my career and carry it through my retirement because of the time I have with Tricare. Is this true?
A. Yes, as long as you are enrolled in an FEHB plan when you retire.