Health coverage re-enrolling


Q. I am currently a FERS employee with FEHB dependent coverage.  My daughter lost her health coverage when she turned 23 years of age on Aug. 31, 2009. She is a graduate student and I would like to know how to re-enroll her before the Jan. 1, 2011 start date under the new health plan?  Is she automatically enrolled because I already have dependent coverage? Will there be an increase in premiums for my FEHB coverage, if so how much?

A. Information about how to do that will be included in your open season packet. The premiums for self and family coverage aren’t based on the number of dependents who are covered. Therefore, your premiums won’t change when she is added.


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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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