Survivor annuity and spouse FEHB coverage


Q. As a CSRS employee, I was told my spouse is eligible to enroll in health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program as long as the survivor annuity we agree to is a minimum of $1. Is that information correct?

A. Yes, but only if you are enrolled in the self-and-family option of your FEHB plan when you die.


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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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