Can you opt in later? Maybe Not…

Can you opt in later? Maybe Not…

In discussions about survivor benefits during a workshop, it was clarified that once retired, individuals cannot easily rejoin the benefits system later.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

– The only workaround to opt in to survivor benefits after retiring is by getting married.
– Retirement paperwork is binding, so it’s crucial to carefully consider and select the correct benefits initially.
– Each benefit has its own rules and exceptions, so it’s important to understand them before making choices.
– Making changes to benefits after retirement may not always be possible, so it’s best to be well-informed beforehand.

Join us at a Fed Pilot workshop (webinar or in-person) and not only learn about your benefits, but how to prepare for retirement. The earlier in your career, the better.


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