by Chris Kowalik
There are a lot of misconceptions about how the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB) works in retirement. Some people think that the health benefits completely go away while others think that now they’re responsible for their entire premium in retirement.
In this article, I’m going to dispel a lot of these myths under the FEHB Program and give federal employees the real scoop on how this program works.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Kowalik is a federal retirement expert and frequent speaker to federal employee groups nationwide. In her highly-acclaimed Federal Retirement Impact Workshops, she empowers employees to make confident decisions as they plan for the days when they no longer have to work.
As the developer of dozens of highly-regarded retirement planning materials for federal employees and the creator of the FedImpact Podcast, Chris has also analyzed the challenging retirement scenarios for thousands of federal employees – helping them to avoid costly mistakes, and highlighting opportunities for them to gain greater financial security in their retirement years.
Chris’ candid and straightforward nature allows employees to get the answers they need, and to understand the impact these decisions have on their retirement. After all, if what you thought was true wasn’t, when would you like to know?