FEHB enrollment


Q. I’m in the MRA+10 category. If I leave government and apply for a postponed annuity, when can I enroll in FEHB? And, if so, would it be only after receiving an annuity or only during Open Season?

A. When you apply for your postponed annuity, let OPM know that you want to re-enroll in the FEHB program. Then when you annuity begins. so will your FEHB coverage.


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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.


  1. On a postponed MRA+10 FERS Annuity, to be eligible to reenroll in FEHB once your FERS Pension payments begin, did you have to be enrolled in a FEHB plan at a minimum the last five consecutive years your were employed by FedGov before you left FedGov service via MRA+10 postponed retirement?

  2. I’m in the MRA+10 category. I resigned my position. Can i draw my annuity at age 62 without reduction?

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