Dental coverage


Q. I have enrolled in GEHA insurance for the first time. I had BC/BS before as a retiree and switched because of cost. Can you tell me if dental is covered by it automatically or is it separate?

A. As a rule, FEHB fee-for-service plans, such as BC/BS and GEHA, have limited dental benefits. If you want more complete dental coverage, you’ll have to separately enroll in the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).


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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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