Spouse Equity Provisions Under The FEHB Program

The Spouse Equity provisions of law allows the former spouse of a Federal employee or annuitant to enroll in The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program if he or she: 1) was covered under FEHB as a family member at some time during the 18 months before the marriage ended; 2) has not remarried before reaching age 55; and 3) has a qualifying court order (a court order that awards the former spouse a portion of the employee's or retiree's annuity benefit or a survivor benefit based on the employee's or retiree's Federal service). 

For information about Spouse Equity, review the Frequently Asked Questions.  For further information, please get in touch with your Benefits Contact or AskBenefits@nih.gov.