Q. I retired from the U.S. post office in January. I changed my FEHB provider during the 2013 open season, but according to the retirement booklet that OPM sent me in February and my 4/1/14 first full annuity statement, it still shows me as having my old coverage. Will (or should) they automatically correct this? I called OPM about this mistake and was told that it is my responsibility to correct this error by submitting proof of switching providers? Is this correct?
A. If you kept a copy of the Standard Form 2809 (Health benefits Election Form) you submitted during the 2013 FEHB Open Season, you can use that to prove that you intended to change plans.