Compound Drugs Fleece TRICARE, Create Deep Budget Hole

July 30, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are … [Read more...]

Military Hospitals to Seek More Challenging Patient Mix

July 09, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott The Department of Defense will ask Congress for new authorities to funnel more challenging cases into military treatment facilities, a move aimed at sustaining wartime specialty … [Read more...]

DoD: Reshape ‘Blended Retirement’ Plan to Better Protect AVF

June 11, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new “blended retirement” system for future service members, saying … [Read more...]

Senate Looks at Slashing Dual-Service Couples BAH and Modernizing Retirement

May 28, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Military Update: Dual-Service Couples Could See Housing Allowances Slashed Many of the 40,000 dual-service couples in the military -- members married to other service members – have for years … [Read more...]

HASC Votes 55-8 for ‘Blended’ Military Retirement Plan

April 30, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Military Update: House Panel Supports 'Blended' Military Retirement Plan Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted … [Read more...]

Armed Services Subcommittee Proposals for Military Retirement and Benefits

April 22, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following is the House Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel press release, which summarizes the subcommittee's  proposals for the 2016 National Defense Authorization … [Read more...]

President Supports Commission’s Goals for Pay and Compensation

March 30, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following text is from the letter sent from President Obama to Congress in regard to his support for the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission 's recommendations. Dear … [Read more...]

Officer’s Association Pushes to End Sequestration

February 02, 2015 | admin

The following press release has been provided by the Military Officers Association of America  - MOAA calls for balance in budget, end to sequestration The administration submitted its FY 2016 … [Read more...]

Military Compensation Commission’s Final Recommendations

January 29, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Commission: Offer Choices and See Compensation Costs Fall - The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping … [Read more...]

Retiree COLA Reduction Delayed

December 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

By Bryant Jordan - A move to reduce retirement pay increases for future career service members by 1 percent lower will not go into effect for another year under the 2015 defense budget … [Read more...]

Retiree COLA Set for 2015

October 23, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Military and federal civilian retirees, survivor benefit annuitants, disabled veterans and Social Security recipients will see a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in January. The yearly COLA on … [Read more...]

UPDATED – House to Vote on 2015 Military Pay and Benefits

May 20, 2014 | Terry Howell

UPDATE: The House Passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act with the 1.8 percent military pay raise intact.. However, the current Senate version does not agree with the House's version on … [Read more...]