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Retirees! TRICARE open season begins Nov. 11,2019 for the 2020 year.

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So we have the dental under the Fed Employee Benefits plan that they started last year when they dropped DELTA   Does that just roll over if you don't request cancellation?  Or do you have reenroll?

 

Dennis

 

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That's the way I read the TRICARE webpage. If you are satisfied with your current dental/vision plan, do nothing, it will automatically roll-over to 2020.

I still have the same old Delta Dental plan, but @ $20/month less than 2019, I'll just sit back and do nothing. I did do comparison shopping already.

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Ughh! I just read that Express Scripts copays will increase again January 1st.

Generics $7.00 to 10.00,  non-generic $24.00 to 29.00,  non-formulary $53.00 to 60.00

And an increase could be possible each year through 2027 due to a law passed in 2018. 
 

Vicki

 

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2 hours ago, Rover said:

Ughh! I just read that Express Scripts copays will increase again January 1st.

Generics $7.00 to 10.00,  non-generic $24.00 to 29.00,  non-formulary $53.00 to 60.00

And an increase could be possible each year through 2027 due to a law passed in 2018. 
 

Vicki

 

I hear ya. I'm 45 miles from an Airforce base. It might be time for me to get some of my prescriptions there. But then again $7 to $10 for a 90 day prescription that shows up in my mail box isn't a bad deal.

My daughter who is 34, due to her disability she is covered, has a prescription approved for $53 every 3 months which is $1000 month if not covered. So no complaints there.

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Rover, find a plan better than Express-Scripts and I'll join you in switching. I do understand your point though, when I was drafted the "free" retirement benefits were a huge inducement to re-enlisting. I retired in 1992, still with that same promise.

 

"My oath of enlistment has no expiration date"

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19 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

Rover, find a plan better than Express-Scripts and I'll join you in switching. I do understand your point though, when I was drafted the "free" retirement benefits were a huge inducement to re-enlisting. I retired in 1992, still with that same promise.

 

"My oath of enlistment has no expiration date

 

 

Ray, I would agree with you on not finding a better plan. It just seems like it wasn’t that long ago when generics were $0. When you take 21 prescriptions and three of those are non-formulary that they only fill for 60 days at a time (but charge the same as 90 days) it adds up pretty fast on disability / retirement pay. Thank goodness Mark gets his at the VA. But we have it much better than many people and only hope the copay doesn’t keep going up each year too much.

Vicki

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On 10/6/2019 at 3:52 PM, Ray,IN said:

Rover, find a plan better than Express-Scripts and I'll join you in switching. I do understand your point though, when I was drafted the "free" retirement benefits were a huge inducement to re-enlisting. I retired in 1992, still with that same promise.

Ray, if you can find that "promise" in enforceable writing anywhere you will be a hero! In the meantime, the Express Scripts is a great deal. There is this new thing from Amazon called Pill Pack and they claim they work with all insurance plans. Has anyone looked into whether or not TriCare works with it?

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