Q. I’ve read on your site that during any open season, after I’ve retired, I can change my enrollment option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits. I just want to confirm that such is the case and still have Uncle Sam pick up the increased premium cost share. Will I be able to change my enrollment in FEHB from self to self and family after I’ve retired (in open season) and still have the government share of the self-and-family premium picked up by Uncle Sam? I’d plan to revert back to self-only later, once my spouse starts receiving her pension and is covered again in the German system.
A. Yes, you can change during any open season. You’ll find other circumstances when you can change at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf2809.pdf. Just scroll to Event Code 2.