Premium conversion is a method of reducing your taxable income by the amount of your
contribution to your FEHB insurance premium. If you are a participant in the premium conversion plan, Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code allows you to reduce your salary (through an employer allotment) and provide that
portion of your salary back to your employer. Instead of being paid to you as taxable income, this allotted amount is used to
purchase your FEHB insurance for you. The effect is that your taxable income is reduced. Because taxable income is reduced, the amount of tax you pay is reduced. You save on Federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare tax and in most States
and localities, State and local income taxes.
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