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Old 02-25-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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I am posting here, because I think there are many federal employees in DC.

For example, John decides to take early retirement at 50 with more than 20 years of service, by the time he retires, he is qualified to carry over FEHB family plan (spouse is not federal employee). But at the age of 52, John starts working in private section and his employer offers health benefit too.

Question: If John quits FEHB at the age of 52, can John re-enroll in FEHB in a few years? Let us say, John works in private section from 52 to 60, then completely retires. Can John re-enroll in FEHB family plan at the age of 60 (while John does not have FEHB coverage between 52 to 60) ?

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Old 02-27-2019, 08:41 PM
 
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Usually, no, once you quit FEHB you cannot re-enroll.

FEHB can be suspended with the right to re-enroll under certain limited circumstances. See https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/ri79-9.pdf
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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Usually, no, once you quit FEHB you cannot re-enroll.

FEHB can be suspended with the right to re-enroll under certain limited circumstances. See https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/ri79-9.pdf
No premium during suspension period?

If no premium during suspension, then it acts like quitting for a period, technically.

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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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No.

" FEHB law requires a retiring employee to be covered under FEHB for the 5 years of service immediately before retirement or, if less than 5 years, for all service since the employee’s first opportunity to enroll in FEHB. "

https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insur.../thinkfehb.pdf
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