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wowken  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 01, 2019 2:07:06 PM(UTC)
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Being an Army Retired Chief Warrant Officer, with Tricare Prime, currently living domestically. Have interviewed for two GS positions overseas and wondered what health care and dental options we would have upon accepting an overseas job. Especially since military retired members and their families are not eligible for Tricare Overseas.
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As a Federal employee overseas, you would be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program and dental and vision insurance benefits through the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
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#3 Posted : Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:38:09 AM(UTC)
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Thank you.
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Just a note that now the dental options for military retirees are the same as for civilian employees and annuitants--all are in FEDVIP. The advantage of enrolling as an active civilian employee is that the premiums are deducted pre-tax (a savings of 30% +/- depending on tax situation).

Also a note that, in addition to the FEHB option, military retirees are eligible for TRICARE Select (although not Tricare Prime) overseas: https://tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TSO
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mc0111 on 3/4/2019(UTC)
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