Health insurance


Q. How do I find out if I will get health insurance as part of my retirement benefit if I continue to work for the federal government? I started working for the federal government in 2010 and plan on retiring in 15 years.

A. There shouldn’t be any confusion. If you were continuously enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program for the five years before you retire, you can carry that coverage into retirement.


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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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