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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

Can a retiree apply for dental or vision insurance under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)?

Federal civilian annuitants are eligible to enroll in dental and vision insurance under FEDVIP.  If enrolled, employees automatically carry FEDVIP coverage into retirement if they retired on an immediate annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or another retirement system for employees of the Federal government. Individuals who retire for disability under CSRS, FERS, or another retirement system for employees of the Federal government are also eligible.  Federal Civilian Annuitants do not have to be eligible for FEHB coverage. There is no "five year rule" for continuing coverage into retirement like there is in the FEHB health insurance program and the FEGLI life insurance program.


For more information on FEDVIP eligibility, please see the BENEFEDS website.

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