Save Money at the Pharmacy: Understanding TRICARE Prescription Drug Types
Posted on February 08, 2019
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides you the same prescription drug coverage with most TRICARE health plans. If you use the US Family Health Plan, you have a separate pharmacy coverage. As always, acti
Social Security Benefits Increase in 2019
Posted on February 06, 2019
Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually, there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month, starting the following January. Law requires that federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners
Weekly Meal Planning Makes Eating Healthy Easy
Posted on February 04, 2019
The clock strikes 5 p.m., and the all-too-familiar question pops into your head - what's for dinner? The easy option is to pick up fast food and serve it to your hungry family. However, that might be an unhealthy choice. Be mindful that fast foods and ready-made meals are often loaded with too much fat, sodium and preservatives. Regularly eating fast food or ready-made meals can lead to high ch
Our Lifetime Commitment to You and Yours
Posted on February 01, 2019
Social Security is here with information, tools, and benefits to help you secure today and tomorrow. Our journey together begins when you're born and get your Social Security card. It continues when you get your first job and follows you through your entire career, marriage, and retirement. Our commitment is to be with you throughout life's journey.
Our promise extends to surviving f
Retire Online with Social Security, Quickly and Easily
Posted on January 30, 2019
The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it's not. There's no need to visit an office. You don't have to use the phone. We have an online retirement application that you can complete in as little as 15 minutes and from the comfort of your home or office. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you're done. There are no forms
2019 Cost of Living Adjustment
Posted on January 25, 2019
Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be a 2.8 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities, and the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA), effective December 1, 2018.
With the COLA applied, the maximum amount of SSIA payable will be $318.Retirees will see the change in their December 31, 2018 payment
VA Acquisition Academy Expands The Warriors To Workfore Program
Posted on January 21, 2019
The VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) is expanding its Warriors to Workforce (W2W) Program to help fill future VA job openings, and as a result is accepting resumes through June for the September 2019 class. Located in Frederick, Maryland, Read more...
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