Q. I currently have Medicare, Tricare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage and was told that I should drop my BCBS and would have the same coverage without the extra expense. What do you think?
A. While I’m not in a position to advise you, I can tell you that many retirees with Tricare and Medicare Parts A & B have suspended — not dropped — their FEHB coverage and are satisfied with the results. By suspending your coverage, you protect your right to re-enroll if you lose Tricare coverage.