Q. I am a federal retiree in the CSRS retiree program. I retired after 42 years of government service and am now 67 years of age. I am presently under my husband’s State of Maryland health plan. He is retired also. During open season this year, we would like to change our health insurance plan to the Federal Government Blue Cross/Blue Insurance health plan. Can we do this?
A. No, you can’t. While employees who have met the eligibility requirements can carry their FEHB coverage into retirement, the law doesn’t permit retirees to enroll in the program.