Oppose TRICARE Regulation That Increases Fees
The Department of Defense (DoD) continually tries to shift health care costs to beneficiaries. DoD is now attempting to implement a regulation with higher cost shares and a new fee structure for retirees younger than 65. These fee increases were inserted into a draft regulation without any discussion or input from beneficiary groups. Last year’s Defense Authorization (NDAA) provided a grandfather clause that excludes retirees who retired before January 1, 2018 from scheduled fee increases. This grandfather clause was intended to shield current retirees from any fee increases. With the implementation of enacted changes through the DoD’s draft regulation, it will charge current retirees more in co-pays. This recently released proposed regulation actually allows lower co-pays for new retirees. Members are strongly urged to use the FRA Action Center to ask their legislators to oppose this proposed regulation intended to only implement changes required by last year’s NDAA.