Reinstatement of FEHB


Q. As a retired Air Force reservist, I (and my wife) went under Tricare Prime when I turned 60 on Nov. 28, 2010. Before that date, we were covered under Blue Cross Blue Shield federal health insurance as our primary provider. When I retired from federal service after 40 years of service Jan. 1, 2011, I suspended our Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and made Tricare Prime our primary health insurance provider.

Because of problems we have encountered with Tricare Prime, I would like to reinstate Blue Cross Blue Shield as our primary health care insurance and drop my Tricare Prime. How do I reinstate my Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Health Benefit?

A: You can re-enroll in the FEHB Program for any reason during a future Open Season.


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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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