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Military Healthcare Pro Tips For Tricare Errors

Military Healthcare Pro Tips For Tricare Errors

  Tricare got me again. I've been retired for nearly 14 years, and I'm a relatively high-functioning veteran who was paid to supervise the operation and maintenance of naval nuclear reactors. I'm pretty good at working with teams and solving problems. But despite those skills, Tricare (and ...

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Surviving An Involuntary Separation

Surviving An Involuntary Separation

      In the Fall of 2010, my Navy career was finally blooming. My promotion was in the pipeline, I had received new orders, and had managed to save up a modest nest egg. I enjoyed my job and was excited for deployment. One day while running (not long after a successful PFT), I ...

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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Note:  My Dad is still deep in mid-stage Alzheimer's Syndrome, but he's healthy and doing fine.  This post is about my experiences with his insurance.   There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today ...

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Is Tricare Standard good enough?

Is Tricare Standard good enough?

A reader asks: I did five years of active duty and over 15 years in the Reserves. I just turned 60 years old and am now getting a military pension. My question is regarding Tricare. I just retired from my civilian employer and they do not offer any health insurance. I plan on using Tricare Standard for my only ...

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