FEHB and retirement


Q: Does eligibility to carry the Federal Employees Health Benefits plan in retirement also apply to those with less than five years continuous FEHB who retire with a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (BRAC
installation) but are otherwise eligible to old-age retire (no Voluntary Early Retirement Authority needed)? I was rehired as a reinstatement after a long break in service, but have been continuously covered under Tricare (military spouse) for many years and did not elect federal health benefits until my second year back. Retirement with VSIP will occur after three years service this employment period, only two years of which will be FEHB covered, but all were Tricare covered.

A: Yes.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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