Remarriage and self-and-family coverage


Q. I’m the surviving spouse of an annuitant, and I have Standard Federal Employee Plan benefits. If I remarry, can my husband have coverage under FEP with Blue Cross/Blue Shield?

A. Yes, under Permissible Change 2B. And you can make that change from 31 days before through 60 days after you remarry.


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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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