Q: I am a retired federal employee and have maintained my FEHB for self and family. I also am a retired National Guard service member who is now eligible for Tricare. Can I freeze my authorization for Retired Health Benefits so I could pick them up again (enroll and pay again) if Tricare is not the answer? Having both looks like a problem, and having FEHB is much more costly than Tricare.
A: Here are the answers from OPM website:
Yes, if you are eligible for this Tricare program, you can suspend your FEHB coverage.
You can reenroll in the FEHB Program for any reason during a future open season. If you are involuntarily disenrolled from Tricare or CHAMPVA, you are eligible to immediately re-enroll.