For most eligible employees, premium conversion becomes effective on October 8, 2000 [pay period 22], with the first pre-tax FEHB deduction occurring with the associated pay date near the end of October.
New Employees/ Employees with an Initial Opportunity to Enroll in the FEHB
If your initial opportunity to enroll in FEHB occurs on or after October 1, your agency must deduct your premiums on a pre-tax basis from your pay effective with the first applicable payroll period beginning on or after October 1, 2000, unless you have waived participation in premium conversion.
Transfer-in FEHB Enrollment
Under CSRS/FERS, your employing office must transfer-in your FEHB enrollment as of your effective date of participation in premium conversion. Procedures and guidelines pertaining to the transfer of the FEHB enrollment of reemployed annuitants who participate in premium conversion are outlined in Payroll Office Letter P-00-13 [129 KB], FEHB Premium Conversion.
Employing Agency Must Contribute Employer Share of Premium
Prior to premium conversion, the employer share of the FEHB premium for reemployed annuitants under CSRS/FERS was paid from an OPM appropriation. Effective with premium conversion, your employing office must contribute the employer share of the FEHB premium for all reemployed annuitants that are enrolled in the FEHB as employees. The employer contribution for reemployed annuitants will be remitted to OPM in the same manner as that for other employees.
Separation from Active Service
Your participation in premium conversion ends on the last day of the last pay period as an employee. When you separate from active service, your FEHB enrollment must be transferred back from your employing agency to OPM or the appropriate retirement system.
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