Health care premiums


Q. My ex-husband is retiring from the post office and right now he covers our 21-year-old daughter on his insurance plan. Will he still be able to keep himself and her covered with the same cost he is paying now, or will the cost be higher?
A. His health insurance premiums will increase when he retires. That’s because the postal unions have negotiated lower premiums for postal service employees. That subsidy ends when they retire.


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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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