Tag: Medical Insurance
Is Tricare Standard good enough?
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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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The Affordable Care Act and Military Veterans
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The Affordable Care Act and Military Veterans

(Mahalo nui loa to alert reader "Ben" for providing the resources and links to this post!) Americans are concerned about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Those of us with military experience and heading toward financial independence are even more concerned about military benefits. How will the ACA ...

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Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare
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Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare

A reader asks: I will be retiring from the Reserves later this year and reaching age 60 a month after that. Which Tricare will I be under? Will it cost me anything? I am still employed in a civilian job with a city that offers Blue Cross insurance. I also have an HSA-- will this work with Tricare when I retire? ...

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I’m still a Tricare delinquent
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I’m still a Tricare delinquent

      .     [As this post goes live, Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Hawaii islands.  It's borderline hurricane strength, and despite that wussy dental name it's still going to dump 6-10 inches of rain on us. It's quite possible that Oahu electricity & Internet ...

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TRICARE Prime premiums and United Healthcare
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TRICARE Prime premiums and United Healthcare

              I've been a healthcare "past due" delinquent since April. Even worse, I risked losing our family's health insurance due to a bureaucratic glitch. It wasn't my bureaucratic glitch, but we would've been without health insurance. One of the ...

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