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Military Benefits Changes and Updates 2023

TRICARE Pharmacy Cost Increases in 2024

Those receiving prescription drugs through the TRICARE Pharmacy program will see increased copays in 2024. The increases are, according to a press release at, mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act passed in 2018. TRICARE Pharmacy copay increases in 2024 range between $1 and $8, as we’ll explore below. Who is Affected by TRICARE… Read more »

VA Push to End Veteran Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs has pledged to end veteran homelessness in the United States. And since that pledge was formally made the VA has met its housing goals to find permanent homes for nearly 40 thousand vets for two years running. When it passed that milestone for a second time in 2023, it did… Read more »

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Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) Open Season

The 2023 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) Open Season is underway. It runs until December 11, 2023, and after that date, the enrollment period is closed until the following year. This is the period of time when you may set up a DCFSA to make pre-tax contributions to a DCFSA to pay for future… Read more »

Military Quality of Life Panel Recommends Fewer PCS Moves, Child Care GI Bill

In June 2023, the House Armed Services Committee issued a press release announcing the committee’s then-brand-new military Quality of Life Panel, designed to address “issues that impact U.S. service members and their families, including compensation, child care, housing, support programs for spouses of service members, and health care.” The panel began its work in 2023… Read more »

VA Adds Parkinson’s Disease to Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added Parkinson’s Disease to a list of conditions covered under the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program. This means that military spouses and dependents who lived at the Marine Corps base exposed to contaminated drinking water there from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, may qualify for VA reimbursement… Read more »

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How Much Will TRICARE Costs Increase In 2024?

How much should you expect in TRICARE fee increases in 2024? TRICARE open season for 2024 runs between November 13 and December 12 2023. During open season, servicemembers and their families can start, modify, or cancel health insurance without needing a qualifying life event. But even if you don’t need to add or change your… Read more »

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VA Announces Free Healthcare For All World War Two Veterans

In November 2023, noted there are less than 120 thousand World War Two-era veterans alive today. In the same month, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that those 120 million vets may now qualify for free healthcare from the VA thanks to the 2022 Cleland-Dole Act, which requires the federal government to provide no-cost… Read more »

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Will a Government Shutdown Affect Federal Benefits Open Season?

Update: On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the Senate approved a stopgap spending bill and sent it to the President’s desk for signature. The bill extends the current operation of the U.S. government in a two-tiered fashion, with the last of the temporary funding expiring in February 2024. The continuing resolution funds the government temporarily while… Read more »