|TRICARE to Require Electronic Payments
TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who pay enrollment fees will need to pay their premiums by electronic means. Electronic payments will be required of retired servicemembers, family members of retirees, survivors and eligible former spouses who are TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. These changes mean that enrollees must pay by allotment from the sponsor's military retired pay, electronic funds transfer from their financial institution, or recurring credit card payment.
Veterans have a great deal of control over whether or not their retirement will be comfortable. Millions of Americans are preparing for retirement by saving in tax-favored retirement accounts — principally Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and employer-sponsored 401(k) plans. But savers must be aware of common practices that can derail even the best-laid retirement plans.
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Retiree Proforming Job Salary Negotiations
What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn't just influence how much you earn -- it also tells your future employer whether you're good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you're hired. To win your best salary, continue talking until you get everything you want, whether that's a higher base, an early salary review or company-paid childcare. There's always a risk involved with any questions you raise when the offer is made, but it's better to ask questions then, because if [the company is] uncompromising, that's not a healthy situation. If they have no tolerance for questions, you need to know that up front. Think of a salary negotiation as your chance to shine. The person on the other side of the desk is evaluating you. This is going to show you're astute in dealing with the outside world. When you get the offer, don't let your guard down -- you're still on the firing line. Feel confident, because they've come to you with an offer. To make sure you get all you deserve recommend asking the following 10 questions. As you ask them, keep in mind that in addition to gathering necessary information, you're showing your new boss that you're a good negotiator.
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As you age, being aware of issues related to health becomes more important. Several illnesses appear more frequently with increasing age. For example, illnesses like high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high blood cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) and some types of cancer. Screening is done to find a condition (or risk factor) in a person who has no signs or symptoms of that condition. The goal of screening is to identify conditions early. Treatment works better during an early stage of a condition. Guidance for screening varies, depending on age, gender, past medical history, family history and other factors. Talk with your health care team about the screening tests that are recommended for you.
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Did you know there are over 10,000 military retirees located in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties? If you are interested in helping to keep our military retiree community abreast of the many changes that are occurring, please consider volunteering. We could use your help and talents. The Retired Activities Office is located at Building 703 (Next to IPAC), Room 120, MCAS Beaufort and serves all three military installations. Information and training will be provided.
Arlington National Cemetery Information
An enlisted service member killed in battle and posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism is rendered lesser honors at Arlington National Cemetery than an officer who dies in a car crash the day after being commissioned. That statement took officials at several veterans’ organizations by surprise. But it is true: Burial honors at Arlington, the nation’s most storied military cemetery and home of the Tomb of the Unknowns, are accorded strictly by rank, not by the circumstances of death. “That is the custom that has been prescribed,” said Jack Metzler, the superintendent at Arlington for the past 17 years. Most enlisted troops receive “standard honors” — military pallbearers, a firing party led by a noncommissioned officer, a bugler and, on request, a chaplain. All others receive variations on “full honors,” which also include a horse-drawn caisson, a band and, if requested, escort troops. The only enlisted troops who may receive full honors are those in the highest enlisted grade, E-9. Medal of Honor recipients, regardless of rank, also rate the caisson in addition to standard honors. The two types of funerals are dramatically different. The issue has been raised that Honors rendered should be rendered fairly, based on actions, not rank and the present custom is due for a change.
Read more at: www.arlingtoncemetery.org