Q. I am a CSRS employee who will retire at age 65 with 42 years of federal government service. Upon reaching age 65 when I retire, I will be eligible for Medicare. My wife will turn 65 about six weeks after I turn 65. She does not have any health care insurance other than my Federal Employees Health Benefits plan. When I retire, I will have been enrolled in an FEHB plan for 42 years. There seem to be a lot of supplemental plans through AARP and other providers that are less expensive. Why should I keep my FEHB plan?
A. Why should you keep your FEHB plan? Because it’s the best health benefits program on the planet.