Affordable Care Act and FEHB


Q. What happens to federal employees with Federal Employees Health Benefits when the Affordable Care Act takes effect? Does FEHB go away? Do federal employees have to go to exchanges and find new insurers just as every other American? What happens to retirees with FEHBP? Do their FEHBP plans go away, and do they have to go to exchanges?

A. No, no, no, no and no.


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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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