Q. I will be retiring with 26 years of law enforcement 6(c) service plus four years of military time that I have bought back. Once I begin my annuity, what will be the premium cost to remain in my federal health insurance plan? Will I continue paying only the employee share, or will I now be responsible for both the employee and government share of my plan?
A. As a rule, the premium share for retirees is the same as that for employees. However, through union contract negotiations, Postal Service employees pay less for their coverage; however, when they retire, they pay the same as everyone else.