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If you waived participation in premium conversion, you can change from self- and-family enrollment to a Self Only enrollment or cancel your enrollment at any time. You can make other changes during Open Season or due to certain events. Your Human Resources Office can give you more information about these events.
If you are an annuitant or an employee who waived premium conversion, you can change from a Self and Family enrollment to a Self Only enrollment at any time. If you are an employee, your youngest child turning age 26 is a qualifying life event (QLE) permitting you to change your FEHB enrollment outside of Open Season. With this QLE, you can change from Self and Family to Self Only coverage. You do not need to wait until the next Open Season to make this change; however, you need to request the change to Self Only coverage within 60 days of your child turning 26.
“Changes to Federal Benefits Eligibility Due to Health Reform” are now available on OPM’s website at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/aca/index.asp. These FAQs provide your employees with important information about child eligibility and Federal Benefits under the Affordable Care Act.
FastFacts offering a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act and child eligibility under the Federal Benefits Health Benefits (FEHB) Program are now available on our website at http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/reform.pdf. The FastFacts is a two-page document designed to be easily posted to a bulletin board as well as distributed electronically.
These and additional resources about health care reform are available on our website at www.opm.gov/insure/health/reform.
If you have specific questions, please contact your agency’s benefits officer. If you do not know who this person is, please go to http://apps.opm.gov/abo/ where you will find a list of agencies and their Headquarters Benefits Officers.
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