Q. I am a FERS retiree with premium deductions from my annuity for Federal Employees Health Benefits family coverage. My wife is not a federal retiree.
1. If I change to single during open season, can I change back to family coverage the next year?
2. When I die, I assume FEHB coverage will halt for her, correct?
A. Yes, you can change from self-and-family coverage to self-only during any open season and change back during any open season. If you provided a survivor annuity for your wife, and you are covered by the self-and-family option when you die, she will be able to continue that coverage; if you were enrolled in self-only, she wouldn’t.