Tricare Prime

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced the TRICARE Prime’s and the United States Family Health Plan’s (USFHP) enrollment fees set for FY2013. The fees are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2012 the beginning of the federal government’s new fiscal year. The fees do not apply to active duty service members or their family members. They apply primarily to military retirees, their families and survivors under the age of 65.
Annual
Quarterly
Monthly
Individual
$269.28
$67.32
$22.44
Family
$538.56
$134.64
$44.88
These numbers were calculated using a CY 2012 COLA of 3.6% . If you were enrolled in TRICARE Prime or the USFHP prior to October 1, 2011 you are presently paying $230 a year for individual coverage or $460 per year for Family coverage. If you enrolled after October 1, 2011 you are presently paying $250 a year for an individual and $520 for family coverage. Active Duty Survivors and Uniformed Services Medically retirees’ premiums will stay frozen at the rate that they were enrolled in and will stay “frozen” as long as the policy remains active. It is interesting to note that TMA is saying that the rates may change in the middle of the year and that they are advising beneficiaries to pay either monthly or quarterly. What this clearly means is that DoD still hopes to get their proposed increases included in the FY2013 NDAA. They are not easing up on this issue and neither should we. [Source: TREA News for the Enlisted 6 Jul 2012 ++]

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