Affordable Care Act and spouse coverage


Q. I am the spouse of a federal employee and currently am covered by his family plan. I am eligible but do not participate in the plan my company offers because the benefits aren’t as good. Will the existing federal plan force me off of coverage and onto my own plan as a result of the Affordable Care Act?

A. No.


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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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