(b) Concurrence of Spouse.—
A married participant may not (except as provided in paragraph (2)) make an election under subsection (a) without the concurrence of the participant’s spouse.
(3)Form of concurrence.—
The concurrence of a spouse under paragraph (1) shall be made in such written form and shall contain such information as may be required under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
(c)Limitation on Election When Coverage in Effect.—
(d)Withdrawal of Election To Discontinue.—
Section 1448(b)(1)(D) of this title applies to an election under subsection (a).
(e)Consequences of Discontinuation.—
Section 1448(b)(1)(E) of this title applies to an election under subsection (a).
(f)Notice to Affected Beneficiaries.—
(g)Effective Date of Election.—
An election under subsection (a) is effective as of the first day of the first calendar month following the month in which the election is received by the Secretary concerned.
(h)Inapplicability of Irrevocability Provisions.—
Paragraphs (4)(B) and (5)(C) of section 1448(a) of this title do not apply to prevent an election under subsection (a).