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Senators concerned over TRICARE fee increases

The Pentagon is telling lawmakers military retirees' share of health care costs is going to have to increase if it's going to meet the budget targets Congress and the President handed over with last year's budget control act.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , pay and benefits , Robert Hale , Jonathan Woodson , Jim Webb , Kelly Ayotte , Senate , budget

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:56am EDT
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House committee rejects TRICARE hikes

The Defense Department had proposed having patients pay up to 14 percent of their health care costs by 2017, compared with 10 percent now.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , federal drive , budget ,

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:41am EDT

GAO dismisses protest over huge TRICARE contract

The Government Accountability Office has turned back a protest over a multibillion dollar contract to administer part of the military's TRICARE health insurance system, the losing bidder said Monday. The Comptroller General's decision was not publicly released as of Monday afternoon, but TriWest officials said they had been notified of the rejection.

Tags: DoD , GAO , health care , Aetna , TriWest , UnitedHealth , David McIntyre , Jared Serbu , Health Net

Monday - 07/02/2012, 05:42pm EDT

DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , acquisition , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , Industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , service contracting , Adam Smith , House , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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Some National Guard members to pay dental premiums directly

Changes to the TRICARE Dental Program will mean some National Guard and Reserve members will have to pay their premiums the old-fashioned way.

Tags: National Guard and Reserves , pay and benefits , DoD Report , federal drive , dental

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 07:30am EDT

House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Military Officers Association of America , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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DoD seeks health care savings, reorganization of Military Health System

The Defense Department has identified four ways it wants to cut health-care costs and increase the quality of its care. Assistant Secretary of Defense for health affairs Dr. Jonathon Woodson told the House Armed Services Committee it wants to reorganize the Military Health System.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , DoD Report , Military Health System , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:52pm EDT

DoD awards United Health six-year TRICARE contract

The Defense Department has awarded United Health Military and Veteran Services a six-year contract to operate TRICARE in the Western U.S., including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and a handlful of other states.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Contracting , TriWest , United Health , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/19/2012, 07:54pm EDT
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