Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads
Posted on October 16, 2018

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information.





Forever GI Bill Changes The Way VA Reimburses For Tests, Certifications, and Licensing Exams
Posted on October 8, 2018

Do you need to take as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, a licensing certification, or even a journeyman or other employment-related test? Your GI Bill® can help you cover the fees, and the Forever GI Bill can make it a more useful option.





2019 FEDVIP plans and premiums are now available!
Posted on October 5, 2018

You can now review 2019 plan information, including plan brochures and provider networks, for all 14 FEDVIP carriers. A plan comparison tool is also available for you to research plans and premiums based on where you live. View up to three dental or vision plans side-by-side for easy comparison when selecting the right coverage for you and your family.





Retiring from Active Duty? Take Action, Make an Enrollment Choice
Posted on October 5, 2018

When you retire from active duty, your TRICARE plan options will change. Retiring from active duty is a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). A QLE allows you to enroll in a new TRICARE plan or change your coverage options within 90 days of the life event. As a retiree, you’ll need to take action to enroll in a TRICARE plan if you want to continue to receive coverage for civilian care.

What actions do you need to take to continue TRICARE coverage?





Now Is The Perfect Time To Check On Your Retirement List
Posted on October 3, 2018

With every change of season, there’s usually a list of essential items that must be done. If you’re getting your house ready for winter, you are likely getting your furnace serviced and cleaning your gutters among other things. In the same way you’re getting your house ready for the colder months, we want to make sure you’re checking off items on another important list, your retirement list.

A healthy retirement checklist should include the following questions:





2018 TRDP Changes
Posted on October 2, 2018

Retirees: What you need to know about the TRDP transition

You may have heard that the TRDP will end on December 31, 2018. Beginning on January 1, 2019, the TRDP will be replaced by the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). FEDVIP offers a choice of 10 dental carriers, including Delta Dental.

We understand changes to your dental coverage may sound confusing. We’re here to help you know what to expect and what resources you have.

The last day to enroll in the TRDP is October 31, 2018.





Soldiers, Airmen Connect To Military Communities With ShowMyExchange.Com’s New Hub Page
Posted on September 28, 2018

To keep Soldiers, Airmen and military families connected to their communities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has debuted a resource page on ShopMyExchange.com with up-to-date information on installation-wide events and programs in their area.




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Army Echoes informs Retired Soldiers, surviving spouses, and their Families on changes to their benefits and entitlements, developments within the Army, and how they can continue to support the Army.