Today military retirees will pay 13% more for their Tricare For Life benefit. For the first time in a generation, the Tricare enrollment fee has gone up. The Department of Defense has been trying to raise the fee for years, but were only able to do so this year.
What did this increase cost? $60 per year for a retiree and his or her family.
Not much? No, but for those who have gone before us who have fought consistently for our benefits, it is a significant setback.
It's reasonable to say that the Government is focusing on the military as a way to cut costs. Consider joining organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars who are working with Congress to ensure our interests are considered.