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martymcfly  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 17, 2017 7:53:40 AM(UTC)
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I am a postal employee and have BCBS. Both of my parents have died. I have a brother with downs syndrome. Right now, I am petitioning the court for gaurdianship and conservatorship of my brother. An advocacy group that I am working with says that I may be able to add him to my health insurance. Right now he is on Medicare and pays for a suppliment plan. His only income is SSI and he has never worked.
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#2 Posted : Monday, April 17, 2017 3:26:48 PM(UTC)

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You'll probably get a definitive answer shortly here on your question.

Meanwhile, I didn't see providing him coverage in fehb unless perhaps he is under age 26 and you either adopt him or he is your foster child, see this OPM link:
tps://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/reference-materials/reference/family-members/#genefc

Congratulations on taking responsibility for your brother.
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 6:57:39 AM(UTC)
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Though you are not a member, maybe call your union HBP and see what they say.

If they will add him, BCBS should.
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