Insurance in retirement


Q. I am retired from the USPS (under CSRS) and am turning 65 this year. Can I keep my FEHB insurance? Or must I go on Medicare? Thank you for your time.

A. You can — and should — continue your FEHB insurance. You should also sign up for Medicare Part A. It’s free, because you already paid for it through payroll deductions while you were working. Further, your FEHB coverage and Part A work together to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Whether you enroll in Part B, for which you’d pay the premiums, is up to you.


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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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