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Jan. 13, 2022

New to TRICARE? Check Out TRICARE 101

Are you a recent TRICARE enrollee, newly eligible to enroll, or even a seasoned user? If you have any questions about your TRICARE benefits, you should first check out the TRICARE 101 page. Here, you can find information and resources to help answer questions about TRICARE and your coverage.

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

Indiana to Phase Out State Income Tax on Military Retirement Pensions and Survivor Benefits by 2022

Indiana House Enrolled Act 1010 will phase in a full income tax exemption for military retirement pensions over four years (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022).

Jan. 11, 2022

Utah Ends Tax on Military Retirement Pay

This story was published March 17, 2021, on Military.com, and republished here with permission from Military.com and the author Jim Absher. The state of Utah has become the latest to stop taxing military retired pay. On March 11, 2021, Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed Senate Bill 11 into law, providing an average annual tax savings to military retirees and their survivors of $1,315, according to the state’s budget office.

Jan. 11, 2022

North Carolina Eliminates Tax on Military Pension Income

Per NC Senate Bill 105, Section 42.1A(a), North Carolina allows residents to deduct amounts received from their gross income for retirement pay (for those who served at least 20 years or were medically retired) and/or payments received under the Survivor Benefit Plan.

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.

Jan. 3, 2022

2022 Retiree and Annuitant Paydays

Retiree paydays are always on the first day of the month. If the first day of the month falls on a weekend, the pay date will move to the last business day of the payroll month.

Dec. 28, 2021

Check Out: What You Need to Know About New TRICARE Pharmacy Network Options

As of Dec. 15, CVS Pharmacy is a part of the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam's Club, and some community pharmacies are no longer a part of the TRICARE network. What does this mean for you?

Dec. 28, 2021

TRICARE For Life: Choosing Your Provider Option

Do you have medical coverage under the TRICARE For Life (TFL) program? Will you soon be eligible for TFL? If so, it’s important to become familiar with your choices of Medicare providers, whatever your needs may be. There are two main categories of Medicare providers: participating and non-participating. A third category is opt-out providers, which are your most expensive option. If you wish to make the best choice for your coverage, it’s important that you learn the differences between each provider type.

Dec. 8, 2021

Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program Revised

ACN 125/21 promulgates a new edition of  Transition Assistance Program, COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). The new instruction can be accessed at https://media.defense.gov/2021/Nov/16/2002893673/-1/-1/0/CI_1900_2B.PDF.

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.

Nov. 5, 2021

Listen to Latest Podcast Episode on TRICARE For Life Provider Types

Wondering what providers you can see for your care? Have questions about which options can save you money under TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Check out the latest "TRICARE For Life 101" series episode about TFL providers. This podcast episode, "Understanding TRICARE For Life Provider Types," breaks down key topics:

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.