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  • #31
    Re: Tricare Reserve Select

    [QUOTE=Marine2Guard;138527]NCO's and their good advice.[/QUOTE]

    The law has been changed LOL, you can't be refused.

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    • #32
      Re: Tricare Reserve Select

      Just bumping this thread since I saw this article today.

      [B]Report: Many reservists don’t understand their health care options [/B]

      By [URL="http://www.stripes.com/reporters/Leo_Shane_III?author=Leo_Shane_III"]Leo Shane III[/URL]
      Published: June 6, 2011
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      <!-- /.sidebar -->WASHINGTON — Many reservists who could benefit from the Tricare Reserve Select system know little about the system because of shortcomings in how the Defense Department publicizes the program, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
      [URL="http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11551.pdf"]The study[/URL], which grew from lawmakers’ questions on whether reservists have adequate information on the health care benefits, notes that only about 67,000 individuals have enrolled in Tricare Reserve Select. About 390,000 reservists are eligible for the program, which allows certain reservists to purchase health care coverage through the Defense Department.
      Researchers said that participation rate might be higher if reservists could more easily find information on the benefits. They noted that reserve components “do not have a centralized point of contact to ensure that members are educated about the program” and that contactors charged with providing assistance to reservists on benefits issues “do not have comprehensive information about the units in their areas of responsibility.”
      The Defense Department acknowledged the problems in its response to the report, saying that Defense Reserve Affairs officials will develop policies requiring each of the service components to designate a point of contact for Tricare education programs, to better answer questions on the benefits.
      Nearly 860,000 individuals currently serve in the seven reserve components. Almost 570,000 of those are in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

      Article link at [URL]http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/report-many-reservists-don-t-understand-their-health-care-options-1.145774[/URL]

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      • #33
        Re: Tricare Reserve Select

        I don't think even the military promotes it all that much at all.

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        • #34
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          I don't know how much more clear it can be? It's all over the place. What they need to do is make it more user friendly. And make some QA for their customer service reps.

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          • #35
            Re: Tricare Reserve Select

            Tricare Reserve Select was one of the biggest financial benefits of joining the Guard for me...at my civilian job, I was paying $270/month for myself and my wife, with a $2000 deductible and having to pay 50% of the costs. Now it's $197/month, $100 deductible, 15% costs!
            Last edited by JasonH; March 16th, 2012, 05:36 PM.

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            • #36
              Re: Tricare Reserve Select

              Thanks for your post.

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