Q. I requested an estimate from DLA to include keeping my FEPBlue coverage for my spouse and me. I am covered under FERS. I was told that in order to keep my insurance that I would be required to take Medicare Part B. Is that the case? I plan to retire in January 2016 and don’t want to miss any important deadlines for Part B.
A. What you were told was dead wrong. Medicare Part B is optional. Whether you decide to enroll in it is entirely up to you and has no effect on your entitlement to continue your enrollment in an FEHB plan.