Deferred retirees and FEHB re-enrollment


Q. I am considering leaving federal service. I have 13 years of service. I’m 59. No problem getting deferred annuity at 62. But I wanted to know if I can still get a health insurance option?

A. No. Deferred retirees aren’t eligible to re-enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits 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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