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Some federal employees have been asking why the premiums related to FEGLI elections they made during the September open season are not reflected in their latest pay statements. As a reminder, any coverage elections made in the that open season will not become effective until the first pay period of October 2017, and at that time premium changes related to that choice will also begin. Also as a reminder, the open season was not considered a “first opportunity for electing coverage” for purposes of carrying newly elected coverage into retirement, meaning that an employee must have the new coverage for the five years of service immediately before retiring to continue that coverage as a retiree; the same applies to injury compensation. That means the earliest that someone can retire or become an injury compensationer and continue any new coverage will be October 2022.