TFL, Premium-Based Plans: What to do During Open Season
Posted on November 28, 2018

TRICARE Open Season is happening now. If you want to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for 2019, you have until Dec. 10, 2018 to make an enrollment choice. If you have TRICARE For Life (TFL) or a premium-based plan and want to stay in your current plan, TRICARE Open Season doesn’t apply to you.





Our Online Benefits Application
Posted on November 26, 2018

Social Security is committed to protecting and securing the information entrusted to us. We’re constantly looking for ways for you to save time by conducting your business anytime, anywhere, using our online services.

Our online benefits application provides a high level of security and protection for the information you provide. Filing online gives you the freedom and convenience to file for various types of benefits including Retirement, Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare.

Follow these simple steps to begin:





Let's Great Ready for Tax Season
Posted on November 23, 2018

Getting ready for the 2019 tax season should start now. The 2019 tax season will bring big changes for everyone.

For now, the most important task is to make sure that you have an active myPay account and that your mailing address is correct. If you have updated your information with another government agency such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) or the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting Service (DEERS) you also need to update your information with DFAS and vice-versa.

Log on to myPay





New Online Social Security COLA Notices
Posted on November 21, 2018

We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control when doing business with us. Our new online cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) notices are another example of our commitment in this area.





Use TRICARE Online Tools to Help You Choose a Health Plan
Posted on November 19, 2018

If you’re eligible for TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans. This gives you options for where and how you seek medical care. But how do you decide which plan or plans are best for you and your family members? The TRICARE website can help you learn what health plans you may be eligible for and compare plan features and costs. This will help you choose the right TRICARE plan for you and your family.

Find a TRICARE Plan





Veterans, Your Dreams of Entrepreneurship Can Become Your Reality
Posted on November 9, 2018

At some point, you may entertain the idea of being your own boss. Maybe you already have? Imagine doing work you like to do when, how, and where you want to do it. These are the obvious pros of having your own business.





Say “Shoo” To The Flu With TRICARE
Posted on November 7, 2018

The best way to keep the flu at bay is prevention. Make sure you and your family members use your TRICARE benefit and get a flu shot. You can also adopt good practices to avoid the spread of germs. Flu viruses are serious, contagious viruses that can lead to hospitalization or even death. To combat the flu, take these three actions:

1. Get vaccinated.




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