Army Echoes Blog

Proposed legislation expands health savings account eligibility to TRICARE beneficiaries
Posted on March 18, 2015

Representatives Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), both of whom are veterans, recently introduced the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act, which would allow veterans to temporarily pause their TRICARE benefits in order to contribute to an HSA.

TRICARE plans meet MEC requirements for tax filing
Posted on March 17, 2015

The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to purchase qualifying health care coverage, known as minimum essential coverage (MEC), or to pay a tax penalty (if they do not qualify for an exemptio

E-Prescribing, coming soon to a military pharmacy near you!
Posted on March 12, 2015

The Military Health System deployed electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in military pharmacies across its system of clinics and hospitals in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. This capability allows civilian providers to send prescriptions electronically to military pharmacies, reducing the need for handwritten prescriptions.

Soldier, Retirees win big with Exchange's 'Your Holiday Bill Is On Us' contest
Posted on March 11, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made dreams come true for three grand-prize winners of the Military Star "Your Holiday Bill Is On Us" sweepstakes—and for one young Soldier from Fort Bliss, winning has changed her life.

Medicare-eligible under 65. What now?
Posted on March 10, 2015

I am a retiree under 65 years of age, 100 percent disabled, and on Social Security. I previously had myself and my wife on TRICARE Prime, but now I'm getting a message about Medicare. What guidance might you have about Medicare Part B or any other advice?

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