Q. If we suspend Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage in favor of Tricare, can we only re-enroll during Open Season? Would pre-existing conditions be covered? Can BC/BS Federal deny re-enrolling us if we have cancer? Is there a financial penalty if we do decide to re-enroll?
A. Yes, you could re-enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program during any Open Season, and there wouldn’t be any financial penalty for doing that. Further, pre-existing conditions cannot be considered by any FEHB plan, whether you are enrolling or re-enrolling.