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MTHI  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 02, 2012 2:11:22 AM(UTC)
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When retireing, if one suspends coverage under FEHB to enroll in Medicare B can one keep coverage under FEDVIP for vision and dental?

jagfan  
#2 Posted : Friday, March 02, 2012 4:18:29 AM(UTC)
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FEHB is a separate program and not affiliated with FEDVIP.  So yes, you may keep your FEDVIP plans

Fed1969  
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 05, 2012 9:34:12 PM(UTC)
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FEHB serves as a medicare supplement when you have Medicare B.  If you suspend FEHB, then you will be responsible for all co-payments.  This could make since if you are the only on the policy and healthy.  If serious health issues arise, just reinstate FEHB.
dhacker56  
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 05, 2012 9:58:56 PM(UTC)
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Fed1969-  Are you sure one can suspend FEHB and reinstate later just because they carry Part b?  I believe they must have the Part C to do that.  The Medicare site says it must be a Medigap type coverage to suspend for.  Could be wrong, but...

upandup  
#5 Posted : Monday, April 09, 2012 4:04:47 PM(UTC)
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dhacker56 is correct.
MTHI  
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:41:49 AM(UTC)
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Thanks to all for repling. The goal in suspending FEHB would to be sign up for Medicare B which would then allow me to have Tricare for Life which is free at this time. TFL would serve as my supplement. I believe I can suspnend FEHB in order to take Tricare. But I have to have B in order to get TFL.
 
 
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