How is My FEHB Premium Paid Until I Start Receiving My Pension?

By on September 4, 2014 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

Q: I’m retiring at the end of the year. How is my FEHB premium paid until I start receiving my monthly pension? I understand it may be a couple of months or more before I start receiving any of my pension.

A: Your FEHB premium isn’t paid out of interim pay, but you remain covered. Once your actual pension payments begin, OPM will deduct for the “back premiums”.

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John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a consulting firm that specializes in federal retirement and career transition issues. He is also affiliated with TSP Safety Net. John retired from federal service after 25 years of progressively more responsible human resources positions. He is the author of Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems and Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees, both published by the Federal Management Institute. Federal Career Experts provides pre-retirement seminars for a wide variety of federal agencies.