Discontinued service retirement and health insurance


Q. I work for the Postal Service with 29 years as of Aug. 4, and 10½ with civil service for the Navy. I am 59 years old, a postmaster EAS-11 office which is on the downsize or closure list. I do not want to transfer or have to drive 50 miles to another office. If I am forced to retire under discontinued service retirement, does my insurance that I already have continue?

A. Yes, if you were continuously enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits and/or Federal Employees Group Life Insurance programs for the five years before you retire or since the beginning date of your agency’s latest statutory early retirement period.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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