You might wonder why I wrote an article that seemed to advocate SBP, then followed it up with an article that seemed like SBP-bashing. I did so for two reasons. First, both articles seek to provoke critical thinking…I think I soundly met that objective. Second, putting those two articles side by side shows my true focus…when you’re looking at your decision to retire from the military, you need to make sure you address SBP properly. After all, if you make the wrong decision, you’re stuck with it. With that said, I got hit up on both sides of the debate.
Tricare can be either a blessing or a curse. Despite its quirks and idiosyncrasies, the healthcare coverage available to military men and women and their families is an invaluable benefit for life in the military. The key to getting the most out of the benefit is to understand who to contact and how to contact […]
Military health care benefits are incredibly valuable. Unfortunately, unless you retire from the military, you usually cannot take those benefits with you when you leave the military. However, there are some programs that can help you during the transition phase. This article covers all of the health care options available to you when you leave the military.
Many military veterans aren’t aware they are eligible for VA health care benefits. The common misconception is that veterans can only use VA medical care facilities if they have a service-connected disability rating. Veterans with a service-connected disability rating can use VA medical centers, but health care benefits aren’t only limited to those individuals. Let’s […]
Members of the Guard and Reserves have different health care options than active duty servicemembers and active duty retirees. While still serving in the Guard and Reserves, members are eligible for Tricare Reserve Select, which is a premium-based health insurance program. Its cost is very affordable, coming in at roughly $22/mo for a member, or […]
Life insurance is an important part of financial planning, especially when your job often requires you to put your life on the line. Thankfully, military members have access to inexpensive life insurance through the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance program or SGLI. SGLI is a low-cost life insurance program available to military members. Family members are […]
Medical care is one of the fastest growing expenses facing Americans. To help make medical care coverage more accessible for all Americans, the government passed the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act requires Americans to maintain health care coverage by January 1, 2014, with the idea being that more people […]
The military health care system has several different health care plans available based on your military or family status. Active duty military members are automatically enrolled in Tricare Prime. Their family members generally have the option of enrolling in either Tricare Prime or Tricare Select. Military retirees usually have the same option, however, there may […]
Did you know that as a military veteran, you may be eligible for VA medical care? This article serves as an overview of VA medical benefits. It also serves to dispel the common myths that many veterans have about VA medical benefits. For example, did you know that you do not need to be a […]
One of the most overlooked aspects of leaving the military is losing your military health care benefits. Love it, or hate it, Tricare provides military members and their families with a stable health care plan which is virtually unrivaled in the private sector. If you have just left, or are leaving the military health care […]