I am sitting in total confusion and amazement at what I though would be a simple task.
Last week, we completed all the necessary paperwork to allow Glenn to add me to his health insurance plan, effective January 1, 2014. That went textbook perfectly. No glitches. No hassles.
Now.....I must cancel my federal insurance plan that Buck and I had. I was able to keep the plan because I was his widow. Here's the rub.
Because it is a government program, I have to deal with the Office of Personnel Management in D.C. I've perused their website to try to determine which form I need to complete in order to simply cancel the plan. Sheesh!
The form I determined to be the necessary one is OPM SF2809. There are 13 pages of instructions and tables on how to complete it. The form itself is only 2 pages long, of which I need only to fill out a couple of areas. One of the initial questions instructs me to enter the code for the Qualifying Life Event (QLE) that will allow me to cancel. None of the QLEs fit a simple cancellation. Ugh!
HOWEVER.....a different form, OPM RI 79-9, is referenced. So, I go to the website and download that form. Whoa! This one seems much simpler and more to the point. Except that, when I called OPM last week, I was told I needed SF2809.
At the rate I'm going, I'll be 90 (or feel like it) before I get this done.
Looks like I'll be making another call to OPM tomorrow. Oh, joy!!!
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!