Retiree life insurance


Q. My dad retired from working as janitor at the post office. Recently, we have discovered he has not been paying any insurance. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Is there a retiree life insurance policy?

A. You’ll have to call the Office of Personnel Management’s Retirement Information Office at 1-888-767-6738 to find out what coverage your father took into retirement. You’ll need to provide the specialist with his full name, date of birth, Social Security number and CSA number. You’ll find the latter on any copy of the 1099-R form he used to file his federal income tax.


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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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