Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Getting back on FEHB

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Q. I am a retired wildland firefighter (CSRS) and retired after 20 years in 2002. For part of my 20-year career, I had government health insurance. I voluntarily gave up insurance when I went from a 13-13 to a 6-20.

Since I retired from the USFS, I have started a teaching career and was on that organization’s health insurance. I would like to get back on the government health insurance; can I?

A. Only if you go back to work for the government in a position that allows you to enroll in the FEHB program.

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