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Retirees / Survivors Guide Me

Overview

Welcome to the insurance services website for Federal retirees and their survivors. Here, you will find various resources to help you and your family make informative choices regarding health, dental, vision, life, and long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need.

Choose a program to begin:

Health

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need. Learn More

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage. Learn More

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members. Learn More

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can choose to enroll in up to three different flexible spending accounts during Open Season. Learn More

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP. Learn More

Health

Do my premiums or benefits change now that I’m retired?

As a Federal retiree you pay the same premiums and receive the same benefits as an active Federal employee. As a retiree, your premiums are paid on a monthly basis rather than bi-weekly. On an annual basis the retiree and employee pay the same amount. Please note some agencies (e.g. Postal Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.) contribute more toward their employees’ health insurance premiums, and when those employees retire they no longer receive the higher agency contribution.

When you become eligible for Medicare, those benefits will generally be paid as the primary carrier and your Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program health plan will pay benefits as the secondary carrier. You can find more information at Coordination of Medicare and FEHB Benefits.

You can find more information about the benefits and premiums in the chapter on Annuitants and Survivors in the FEHB Handbook.

Related Questions

Dental

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 4 nationwide and 3 regional dental plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Vision

Eligible employees and annuitants can choose among 3 nationwide vision plans. Nationwide plans also offer international coverage.

Choose your question:

Life

We offer the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering employees, retirees and family members.

Choose your question:

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can choose to enroll in up to three different flexible spending accounts during Open Season.

Choose your question:

Long Term Care

Most Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives are eligible to apply for insurance coverage under the FLTCIP.

Choose your question:

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