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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
01-05-2020
10:23 AM ET (US)
opm annuities are paid in arrears.
so the money you got on jan 1, 2020 was for dec 2019.

health benefit changes take affect on feb 1. 2020
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4588
FoxxJohnPerson was signed in when posted
01-03-2020
05:19 PM ET (US)
It was switched during open season I can see I have Basic but being charged for Standard. I guess the deduction for standard is from December out of my January Annuity. I assume my February annuity should have the Basic price deducted I'll wait and see.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-03-2020
12:29 PM ET (US)
Meaning: Any changes made to your Annuity AFTER the 15th of the month, are usually not posted on the 1st of the next month, but skip to the first of the month after that.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-03-2020
12:16 PM ET (US)
Not sure, Foxx. It depends on when OPM got your selection during Open Season. Did they receive your selection before December 15th, and did they have time to process it for the January annuity? They may owe you the difference between Basic & Standard annuity.
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FoxxJohnPerson was signed in when posted
01-02-2020
07:28 PM ET (US)
I switched to Basic from Standard
I received my Annuity today still looks like my BCBS premium stayed the same.Is the new premium a month behind?. I also applied for the $800 on the computer with Wage Works.
Edited 01-03-2020 11:13 AM
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
01-01-2020
12:04 AM ET (US)
Thanks y'all.
4583
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
11:16 PM ET (US)
/4579 Medicare has been sending me a Quarterly statement. I've heard that what ARJ does is now permissible, but I've never done it.
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ARJPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
08:12 PM ET (US)
82% Retired /m4579 when you sign up for Medicare tell them you want the premiums taken out of your CSRS annuity, I also don’t get SS and that’s how my premiums are paid. If you get someone who is confused or tells you to contact OPM (that’s wrong) ask for a supervisor, good luck.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
06:58 PM ET (US)
I'm very relaxed, thank you. I live in a partly rural area where the only federal employees are with the post office. Some of the dr offices I go to were not familiar.
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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
05:33 PM ET (US)
Rivkah: relax You’re literally making too much of that. Millions of fed retirees also have BCBS and medical billing people are well used to dealing with that combo.
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
05:16 PM ET (US)
BB it has come that time. I will be 65 in March and need to sign up for Medicare. Please tell me again how you pay for your premiums since we both do not get SS benefits? Thanks in advance.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
05:11 PM ET (US)
I also called BCBS before I began Medicare. The customer service was extremely helpful and answered every question. At every appointment, I give them my Medicare card and make sure they understand I still have BCBS and that Medicare is primary.Boss your posts were all helpful
Edited 12-31-2019 05:12 PM
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
04:39 PM ET (US)
When I signed up for Medicare A & B, I waited till I got my Medicare Card, then called my FEHBP Blue Cross and advised them. Also, I notified any healthcare providers I'd ever expect to see, about my Medicare coverage. Offered to let them photocopy my Medicare card. That's how I handled it.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
03:16 PM ET (US)
/m4572 No one can stop you from enrolling in Medicare Plan B. Just call Medicare and arrange it. You do not have to have the Approval of Shared Services or anyone else; Nor do you have to Touch Base with them. In fact, involving the Post Office or OMB in any way is likely a huge mistake.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2019
02:24 PM ET (US)
I could be wrong, but I Googled "Christus Mother Frances health plan" and came up with nothing. And I can Google with the best of them.

Whoever they are, IF you leave your NALC health plan in retirement (unless you merely Suspend it), no you won't be able to get back in - ever.
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