Q. I hope to retire under CSRS at age 60. Will Medicare deductions continue to be taken from my CSRS pension checks when I retire?  If so, will the deductions end when I turn 65 and am eligible to invoke Medicare coverage?

A. Deductions for Medicare are only taken from earnings from wages or self-employment, not annuities.


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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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