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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

I'm retiring and I'm in the wrong retirement plan. My agency says I have a choice of retirement plans under FERCCA. It will be a while before OPM's counselors can contact everyone affected by FERCCA. I've had some serious health problems recently. I'm concerned about my wife and family. What will happen if I die before making a choice?

Your widow will be able to make the same choices that you would have been able to make.

While we will provide election information and benefits counseling as soon as possible, we will make special provisions for those individuals who need to make an election immediately. If you are still working, let your agency know, and it will contact OPM. If you have already retired, contact OPM directly by calling us toll free at 1-888-767-6738.

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