Insurance premiums


Q. My 88-year-old mother, who receives a survivor annuity death benefit, was recently placed in a nursing home.  Medicaid has requested confirmation of the amount she pays for insurance (so it can be deducted from the nursing home expenses).  How can we obtain an itemization of the amount being withheld from her monthly payment?

A. You’ll find that information on the 1099R form she received from OPM last January. It’s in the lefthand box titled Health Insurance Premiums.



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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

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