The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children.
If you're newly employed in a position that confers eligibility for Federal Employees Health Benefits coverage, you can apply for long term care insurance, even if you don't enroll in the FEHB Program. The cost of the insurance is based on your age when you apply - the older you are when you apply, the higher the premiums. Certain medical conditions, or combination of conditions, will prevent some people from being approved for coverage.
You (and your spouse, if you're married) have 60 days from your entrance date to apply for Long Term Care Insurance using the abbreviated underwriting application with only a few health-related questions. If you apply after the 60 day period, you will have to use the long underwriting application with numerous health-related questions, and possibly a review of medical records and/or an interview with a nurse.
For additional information, please visit the FLTCIP Program Web site.