One Year Exemption for Direct Care Recipients

January 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Along with the confusion about having to tick a box to indicate that you have "minimum essential coverage" because you have Tricare health insurance coverage, there is a very small sub-group that is … [Read more...]

Dental Premiums Are Going Up

January 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you're checking out your January Leave and Earnings Statement, and trying to figure out what's what, notice that your dental insurance premiums have gone up. It's still great coverage at a very … [Read more...]

Benefits for Same Sex Couples Will Begin 3 September 2013

August 14, 2013 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense has announced that it will be extending spousal benefits to same-sex couples no later than 3 September 2013.  Affected families have been anxiously awaiting information … [Read more...]

Tricare Supplemental Insurance

May 17, 2013 | Kate Horrell

I love Tricare - I think it is great insurance.  However, there are times when Tricare doesn't cover all your costs, expecially if you are a retiree or using Tricare Standard.  As a result, several … [Read more...]

C’mon Folks, Know Your Benefits

April 04, 2013 | Kate Horrell

If there is one thing that will make me crazy, it is someone who doesn't have any situational awareness.  It could be my child, who has zoned out and has no idea that we've just had an entire … [Read more...]

Tricare Pharmacy Co-Pays Increasing

January 30, 2013 | Kate Horrell

I haven't seen a lot of news coverage about this, and Amy Bushatz from SpouseBUZZ said, "Hey, you need to write about the increase in Tricare prescription co-pays." She's absolutely … [Read more...]

News For The Week: 1 October 2012

October 01, 2012 | Kate Horrell

Each week, puts together a Military Report, a round-up of the top military benefits news for the week.  This week's edition has a few items of financial note: Food is a big budget … [Read more...]

Tricare, I Have Questions

November 29, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Just when I think I've figured out this whole Tricare thing, something new happens.  And it is usually incomprehensible. Last month, the family was out of our usual Tricare area and got sick.  We … [Read more...]

Tricare Data Breach Affects Millions – Check Your Mail

November 19, 2011 | Kate Horrell

As you may have heard, personally identifying information regarding up to 4.9 million people was stolen from the possession of a Tricare contractor on September 14, 2011.  The contractor, Science … [Read more...]

Army Emergency Relief Supports Wounded Soldiers

October 30, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Did you know that Army Emergency Relief (AER)  offers $500 grants to soldiers who are medically evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan?   When soldiers are medically evacuated, they usually arrive at … [Read more...]

Ordering Glasses Online: Follow-up

September 17, 2011 | Kate Horrell
plaid eyeglasses

A few weeks back, I ordered several pairs of glasses from two online eyeglass manufacturers.  The price was fabulous:  about $70 shipped for four pair, including two sunglasses, vs. the … [Read more...]

Tricare Changes Prescription Co-Pays

September 14, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Ever wondered about the Tricare Prescription Home Delivery Program? Now is a good time to look into this easy way to fill ongoing prescriptions for chronic conditions, because the co-pay on generic … [Read more...]

VA Offers Guidance to Friends and Family

August 24, 2011 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new program designed to help friends and family of veterans who require assistance getting into the VA medical system.  The new program, called … [Read more...]

11 July 2011 Military Report

July 11, 2011 | Kate Horrell

The Military Report by is a weekly compilation of news items on everything military, including veterans benefits, education, medical and pay issues.  From this week's edition, … [Read more...]