If you have been enrolled in the FEHB Program from your first opportunity to enroll or for the full five years of service immediately preceding retirement, you may carry your FEHB coverage into retirement (provided you retire on an immediate annuity in a qualifying retirement system.). See the FEHB handbook for more information.
If you have TRICARE, your period of coverage under TRICARE counts toward meeting this requirement. However, you must be enrolled in an FEHB health plan on the date of retirement to continue coverage. Once you retire, you can request to suspend the FEHB enrollment as a retiree.
See the FEHB handbook for more information.
Here are some facts you should know about FEDVIP and retirement.
You may wish to contact BENEFEDS (1-877-888-3337), if you are thinking of retiring.
You are eligible to continue your FEGLI coverage if you have had it for the five years immediately preceding retirement or for all periods it was available to you if less than five years. Please refer to the FEGLI handbook for more information.
If you are currently enrolled in FSAFEDS your coverage will end when you retire. Annuitants cannot enroll in FSAFEDS.
This will not affect your FLTCIP coverage. Your coverage will remain in effect as long as you continue to pay premiums. If you pay your premiums through payroll deduction, you will need to contact Long Term Care Partners at 1-800-LTCFEDS (1-800-582-3337) to make other billing arrangements. In most cases, you can have your premiums deducted from your annuity once it has been finalized.