Embracing a Healthy Family: 2012 Defense Act — Pay Increase, Changes to Special Pay and TRICARE

2012 Defense Act — Pay Increase, Changes to Special Pay and TRICARE


A pay increase across the board is nice but increasing the pharmacy co-pay is not especially when you have two children on two daily medications a day.  I guess I shouldn't complain as at least we have insurance.

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June 20, 2011 • TERRY HOWELL

The Sen­ate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee has com­pleted their mark-up of the National Defense Autho­riza­tion Act of 2012 (HR 1540). The com­mit­tee approved the marked-up bill unan­i­mously on Thurs­day, June 16, 2011. It now goes to the full Sen­ate for con­sid­er­a­tion. The bill includes a 1.6 per­cent pay increase for all ser­vice­mem­bers, a change in spe­cial pay pol­icy and increased TRICARE Prime enroll­ment fees for mil­i­tary retirees.
The fol­low­ing is a list of the ele­ments that will impact mil­i­tary pay and ben­e­fits:


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