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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

Do I need to wait until an Open Season in order to cancel my FEGLI life insurance?

No. You may cancel life insurance coverage at any time. Be aware that your opportunities to re-enroll are limited.

  • Employees:

To cancel some or all FEGLI coverage as an employee, submit SF 2817 to your human resources office and sign only for the FEGLI coverage that you want to KEEP.

  • Retirees:

To cancel some or all FEGLI coverage as an annuitant, there is no form.  You must write a letter to:

Office of Personnel Management 
Retirement Operations Center 
P.O. Box 45 
Boyers, PA 16017-0045

Any cancellation or reduction of life insurance must be in writing and have an original signature by the insured retiree.  Be sure to include your retirement claim number (CSA number) or social security number and specify what action you want taken.  Please note you cannot increase your coverage after retirement, or reinstate any coverage that you cancel.   

The cancellation is effective, and all insurance stops, at the end of the pay period in which you properly file the waiver.  For retirees, a month is considered a pay period. You continue to have the coverage through the pay period in which you file the waiver and must pay premiums for that pay period.  You will not receive a refund for premiums withheld prior to the effective date of cancellation.

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