Federal health benefits and re-enrolling family members


Q. I’m a CSRS retiree under Blue Cross Family Plan 105. My wife is still working. She has just taken a new private-sector job with full health benefits. If I drop her from my FEHBP and go to self status, can I re-enroll her later under my Blue Cross coverage when she quits or retires?

A. Yes, under Qualifying Life Event 2G if she loses her coverage under a nonfederal health plan.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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