Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

Does FEHB coverage ever cease under a partial government shutdown?

Q: During a furlough, at what point does FEHB coverage cease?

A: According to OPM, federal employees will continue to be covered under the Federal Employee Health Benefits program during a shutdown. “FEHB coverage continues even if you don’t receive a paycheck,” said a recent fact sheet from the agency.

For additional information and to see OPM’s complete shutdown furlough guidance, see OPM Reassures Federal Employees About FEHB Benefits Amidst Shutdown.

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