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Health Insurance Coverage For Younger Spouse of Rail Retiree
(Posted March 22, 2002)
Question 167: I will be able to retire with 41 years of service at age 60 in September 2003. My wife is younger and she won't be 60 until November 2006. Will my health insurance still cover her after my retirement and before she's age 60 and eligible for a spouse annuity?
Answer: I'm sorry, but except for Medicare, health insurance is not part of the Railroad Retirement program. You need to ask your railroad employer or your railway labor organization about your wife's coverage between your retirement and when she's 60.
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