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Jan. 12, 2022

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)-VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Off-Set Phase Out

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 changed the way that Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity payments are reduced (off-set) by the receipt of VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).

Jan. 11, 2022

Nebraska to Exempt Military Retired Pay from State Income Tax Beginning in 2022

On 26 May 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1, 2022.

Jan. 11, 2022

Arizona Exempts Military Retired Pay from State Income Tax

Military Pension Subtraction: For 2021 the subtraction for benefits, annuities and pensions as retired or retainer pay of the uniforms services has increased from a maximum of $3,500 to 100% of the amount received during 2021. This means that benefits, annuities and pensions as retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services are no longer taxable in Arizona.

Jan. 11, 2022

Need Help Finding a TRICARE Network Provider?

The new year has begun. It's a great time to renew focus on your health. Did you put off seeing a doctor in 2021? If so, now is the time to act. Regular checkups are critical for screening for diseases and preventing future health problems. And TRICARE is here to help you find the right doctor.

Dec. 13, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Network Changes and TRICARE For Life

CVS Pharmacy is joining the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 15. At the same time, Walmart, Sam's Club, and some community pharmacies are leaving the network. If you're a TRICARE For Life beneficiary, you may be wondering how these changes affect the coverage of your current drugs.

Dec. 5, 2021

Defense Department Announces Cost of Living Increase to Retired Pay

The following Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are effective December 1, 2021, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter calendar year 2021. The term "retired pay" includes retainer pay and the term "members" includes former members.

Nov. 19, 2021

Answering Your Questions About TRICARE Explanation of Benefits

Have you seen your doctor recently? If so, you should have access to an explanation of benefits (EOB). Your EOB is an itemized statement that shows the action TRICARE has taken on claims filed by you or your provider. An EOB isn't a bill.

Oct. 28, 2021

Reminder: If your retirement date is on or after 1 January, 2022, as of 1 November 2021, PPC/RAS will no longer accept Form CG-4700 as your application for retirement pay

CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.

Oct. 26, 2021

Check Out New Podcast Episode on Medicare and TRICARE For Life

Want to learn more about the different parts of Medicare? Have questions about which Medicare Parts you need to have TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage? Check out the latest "TRICARE For Life 101" series episode about Medicare and TFL.

Oct. 20, 2021

Are You Ready for Open Season? Don’t Forget to Update DEERS

We’re less than a month away from TRICARE Open Season. That means it’s time to start thinking about your and your family’s health care needs for next year. Are you planning to make changes to your TRICARE plan? Will you be enrolling in a new plan for the first time or staying in the plan you already have? Regardless of your situation, make sure you show up as eligible for TRICARE in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

Oct. 19, 2021

Action Required: Renew Your Dependent's USID Card by Oct. 31

Deadlines to use expired Uniformed Services Identification (USID) cards are rapidly approaching. October 31, 2021, dependents of active duty members, and for reserve and National Guard personnel and their dependents. January 31, 2022, for retirees and their dependents, and all other populations in accordance with service policy to facilitate access to benefits, privileges, and military facilities.

Sept. 29, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase in 2022

Do you get your prescription drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a TRICARE retail network pharmacy? If so, you'll pay anywhere from $1 to $8 more in copayments starting Jan. 1. These costs changes won't affect all beneficiaries.

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan Ahead for Disasters With TRICARE

This year, we've seen the devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and wildfires both in the U.S. and overseas. It's a stark reminder that natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead and staying informed can help keep you and your family safe.

Sept. 16, 2021

Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents

END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.

Sept. 7, 2021

Take Advantage of New Resources Through the TRICARE Overseas Program

Did you know the TRICARE Overseas Program made changes on Sept. 1 to improve your patient experience? You now have access to a wide range of new resources to help you get the care you need. Here's a closer look at what's changed and how it can help you and your family.