Medical


Tricare Maternity Coverage pays for almost all prenatal care.

Tricare Maternity Coverage Is Comprehensive

Often, Tricare Prime patients consider switching to Tricare Standard when they find out that they are expecting a baby.  A huge question is what kind…


This Is A Great Time To Check Your Insurance Coverages

Getting Back In The Insurance Groove

The excitement and spontaneity of summer is fading in our collective rearview mirror.  Families around the country (and world!) are getting back into the groove…


Financial Counseling for Caregivers is available through a new program.

Financial Counseling for Caregivers

Being a caregiver to a wounded, ill, or disabled warrior is a huge job and stretches the caregiver emotionally, physically, mentally, and financially. A new-ish…


Tricare Prime vs. Tricare Standard

Tricare Prime vs. Tricare Standard

One question that I hear a lot is “How much more will I pay if I move to Tricare Standard?”  With all the challenges using…


Tricare Coverage for Breast Pumps

Tricare Coverage For Breast Pumps

Because it is relatively new coverage, there is a lot of confusion about Tricare coverage for breast pumps. The good news is that Tricare covers…


Fixing 1095 Tax Statements for Military Families

Fixing 1095 Affordable Care Act Statements

New for the 2015 tax year, taxpayers are required to have 1095 statements showing that they had Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) for healthcare as required…


Tricare Dental Orthodontics Coverage

Tricare Dental Orthodontics Coverage

One great benefit of the Tricare dental program is its orthodontics coverage.  I’ve seen a lot of questions about coverage lately, and I’m pretty sure…


FSGLI for Stillborn children

FSGLI For Stillborn Children

The Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) contains a little known benefit for families who experience a late pregnancy loss.  FSGLI for stillborn children has…


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What Civilian Health Care Costs

A few things have come together to make me think that perhaps we military folks, myself included, might have some unrealistic ideas about the cost…



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Tricare Young Adult Premiums Jump

Adult military children using Tricare Young Adult health care coverage will see their premiums jump next year.  Tricare Young Adult costs are not tied to…


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Understanding The 20/20/20 Rule

While divorce is essentially a civil issue, there are certain aspects of a divorce that are unique to the military.  One important consideration is how…



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Tricare Overseas Offers Direct Deposit

Whoohoo!  I’ve just discovered that Tricare Overseas offers online claims lookup and direct deposit of claims payments.  I have no idea how long this has been…


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Know Your Benefits Before You Need Them

In the last few weeks, I’ve had quite a few request to fund various charitable or crowdfunding campaigns for military or veteran families who are…


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Tricare Scams Abound – Be Careful

It seems that there has been a significant increase in scammers who are targeting military families who use Tricare health insurance.  These scammers use telephone…



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One Year Exemption for Direct Care Recipients

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,…


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Dental Premiums Are Going Up

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…