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Q. I retired in December 2010 after 35 years of federal service. I recently accepted a part-time position working 32.5 hours a week at my local post office. Nobody at the Office of Personnel Management nor the Postal Service can advise me on how this will affect my pension. I earn $90,000 in annuity, and the job I accepted pays $22,000 per year.

One of the most valuable benefits offered to federal employees is the opportunity to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. I thought it would be a good idea to spell out the conditions that need to be met to carry FEHBP coverage into retirement. If you are eligible to retire on an immediate annuity, you can keep your health benefits coverage if you are currently enrolled in FEHBP and have been continuously covered for at least five years. Note: You are considered continuously covered even if you were enrolled in the program when you left government and re-enrolled…

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