Blue Cross premiums


Q. I’m a rural carrier planning on retiring in 2 years. Will my Blue Cross premiums go up for me and my wife?

A. Yes, they will. That’s because postal unions have negotiated lower FEHB rates for Postal Service employees. When they retire, the subsidy ends and they pay the same premiums as all other federal employees and retirees.


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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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