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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

Where can Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) annuitants get answers to other questions about retirement benefits?

  • OPM's Office of Retirement Programs website. The site provides various categories of information including the questions most frequently asked by annuitants and survivor annuitants.
  • During the year, you may request information such as verification of annuity or the value of life insurance as well as make changes to your own retirement account, such as federal and state income tax withholding changes, by calling OPM on the toll-free number 1-888-767-6738, TDD for the hearing impaired 1-800-878-5707, or send email to The automated telephone system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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