Reg Jones, a retired Department of the Interior employee, has been a member of the senior executive service for almost six years. He is currently on Medicare part A and has BCBS Standard (106) as his self plus one insurance plan. In light of this, he is considering switching to GEHA High (313) in an effort to save money. However, he is unsure if this would be a simple switch or if there are any missing factors that he should consider.
Furthermore, Jones is curious if it is possible to switch back to BCBS if he decides that he does not like GEHA. Lastly, he would like to know what percentage of retirees use FEHB and Medicare part A only. As a resident expert on retirement and the federal government at Federal Times, Jones has over 20 years of experience in handling recruiting and examining, white and blue collar pay, retirement, insurance and other issues within the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1979 until 1995.