Affordable Care Act and FEHB


Q. I enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and served until March 1958, then went into federal service under CSRS. I retired in 1986 with 37 years and 10 months of combined service. As a result, I only acquired five quarters of Social Security payments. I am therefore not eligible for Social Security benefits or Medicare. Will I be able to keep my Federal Employees Health Benefits when the Affordable Care Act is activated?

A. Nothing in the Affordable Care Act would prevent you from continuing your coverage in the FEHB program.


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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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