Health insurance for new spouse after retirement


Q. I retired last year after 30 years in CSRS. I was single, so I had self-only health insurance coverage. If I get married, could I include my wife in my health coverage plan?

A. Under Code 2B of OPM’s Table of Permissible Changes, you could switch from self only to self and family coverage from 31 days before through 60 days after you married.


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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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