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2015 Retired Military Personnel Handbook


This Retirement Guide is a perfect tool to be used whether you are nearing retirement or are already retired.

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The Retired Military Personnel Handbook has been distributed to military installations and federal government agencies all over the world over for fifteen years. This military retirement guide is specifically written for all military personnel and retirees and their families and is designed to guide you through every aspect of your retirement, explaining what benefits you may qualify for and how to get them, as well as providing a context for making many of the important decisions that lie ahead.

Here’s a look at just some of what’s new in the 2015 edition:

  • TRICARE Plus program-A complete, down-to-earth explanation of the eligibility requirements and the covered benefits
  • Federal LTC Insurance program-Contains the eligibility, benefit choices, and premium considerations, including how the program differs for active employees versus retirees, tax considerations and other aspects of the program
  • Tax Policies-The latest information affecting your retirement accounts, estate tax treatment and long-term care premiums
  • New Retirement Lifestyle Information-Including how to evaluate continuing care communities and nursing homes
  • Incapacity Planning-New important information on protecting your heirs
  • Pay and Benefit Policies-The latest on COLAs, health and life insurance, Medicare and Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Defense Department programs, and a look at key legislative initiatives affecting retirees
  • Important Points of Contacts-Just updated points of contact, benefit rates, addresses, tax treatment of annuities, status of important legislation and other vital material
  • The new SGLI family coverage option-What it will cost you and what it will provide
  • Survivor Benefits-The latest information on survivor benefit policies and rates
  • Moving in Retirement-Special considerations for those moving in retirement
  • Plus, Completely Revised Information on…
  • Retired pay and benefits-how the latest changes affect you and your family
  • Disability retirement-qualifying, compensation, implications
  • Medicare and Social Security benefits-eligibility and requirements
  • Re-employment with the Government-the veterans’ advantage
  • Financial planning-maximizing your military retirement income
  • Taxes in retirement-minimizing your tax burden
  • A plain-English explanation of TRICARE for Life-what it does and doesn’t cover, eligibility rules and how to make in prescription drug policies
  • The new Senior Pharmacy Program-who is eligible, and how you can use it to save money on your prescription drugs
  • Tricare dental benefits-what’s covered and what’s not
  • VA health benefits-eligibility and facilities
  • Survivor benefits-spouses and family members, divorce
  • VA retirement compensation-types and how much
  • Life insurance-USGLI, VSLI and other Government plans
  • Other VA programs-assistance with loans, income, education, etc.
  • And much, much more!

“The 2015 Retired Military Personnel Handbook gives you the absolute latest information available on your military retirement and is a perfect tool to be used as a reference guide whether you are just nearing retirement or are already retired.”

Don Mace – Publisher, Armed Forces News

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