Q. I married a woman whose ex-husband who is a retired federal employee.
He had their son covered under his health plan. I am a retired federal employee also, and when I covered their son (my stepson) under my plan, I got a notice that a dependent can’t be covered by two federal health plans.
If this is true, what law/policy covers this prohibition?
A. Yes, it is true. See 5 U.S. Code Section 890.302(a)(1), which states, in part: “No employee, former employee, annuitant, child or former spouse may enroll or be covered as a family member if he or she is covered under another person’s self and family enrollment in the FEHB program.”