Terminating Medicare


Q. My dad is retired under CSRS with survivor benefits for his spouse (my mother) and maintains his FEHB insurance. My mother is covered under his FEHB also. She is 71. When she retired over a year ago, she signed up for Medicare Part A & B. Can she terminate Medicare Part B even though she has been on Part B for more than 12 months and she is over age 70?

A. To discontinue her coverage under Medicare Part B, she’ll have to call the phone number on her Medicare card and talk to a Medicare representative.


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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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