Insurance Benefits

Military Personnel in Same-Sex Marriages Sue for Spouse Benefits

  A group of married gay and lesbian military personnel have sued the federal government in an attempt to obtain the same benefits as married heterosexual military personnel. The lawsuit states that the government’s Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits. Under …

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Tricare Prime Under Fire

A proposal from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could potentially make it more difficult for retirees and active-duty family members to get healthcare. McCain has proposed barring military retirees from signing up for Tricare Prime, the least expensive Tricare option available to them. Tasked with making deficit-reduction decisions, the Senate Armed Services Committee will take a …

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What To Do With TRICARE When You ETS

Not all veterans receive a disability rating when they separate from the service.  While it is technically possible to receive health care from a VA Health Care Center, the likelihood is somewhat small.  For these veterans, their first option may be to extend TRICARE coverage via several options for a certain period of time after …

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Overview of VA Benefits Series: Part 1: Health Care and Life Insurance

Thanks to our twitter follower @Rmart73 for the request sparking the idea for this article series.  We often discuss the benefits available to disabled veterans, but overlook the many millions of non disabled veterans who are also out there.  There are VA benefits that are available and have no contingency upon a disability determination.  Here …

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