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of health care costs with current Tricare fees, and proposed House and proposed Senate fees. Please note that this chart does not cover the House and Senate methods to increase fees, deductibles, catastrophic caps and copayments. Additionally, the enrollment fees for active duty family members (ADFM) begin Jan. 1, 2018, only for families of service members who join the military from that date forward. There is no change in fees for ADFM whose service member joined before that date. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), DoD spent $52 billion in 2012 on health care for service members, retirees and their families. "The cost of providing that care has increased rapidly as a share of the defense budget over the past decade, outpacing growth in the economy, growth in per capita health care spending in the United States, and growth in funding for DoD's base budget (which finances the department's routine activities but has excluded funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan)," CBO reported. "Between 2000 and 2012, funding for military health care increased by 130 percent, over and above the effects of overall inflation in the economy. In 2000, funding for health care accounted for about 6 percent of DoD's base budget; by 2012, that share had reached nearly 10 percent. By 2028, health care would claim 11 percent of the cost of implementing DoD's plans, CBO estimates." Here are a few of the 105 proposals and recommendations being considered by the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. Senate Proposals Section 702 - Modifications of Cost-Sharing Requirements for the Tricare Pharmacy Benefits Program and Treatment of Certain Pharmaceutical Agents The proposal sets a schedule of annual copay increases through 2025. It roughly doubles copays over that period and raises the mail-order generic copay from zero to $11 in 2020. The secretary of defense has authority to adjust prescription copays after 2025. It does control increases for certain retirees and survivors whose spouses died on active duty by keeping prescription copays at the FY 2016 rate. Section 703 - Eligibility of Certain Beneficiaries Under the Tricare Program for Participation in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program This change would allow the secretary of defense to enter into an agreement with the director of the Office of Personnel Management to offer eligible beneficiaries the dental and vision insurance currently available to federal employees under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. Section 707 - Pilot Program to Provide Health Insurance to Members of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces The secretary of defense would be authorized to carry out a pilot program jointly with the director of the Office of Personnel Management. If conducted, it would be run at least five years and provide commercial health insurance coverage to eligible Reserve Component members who enroll for either individual, self plus one or self and family coverage. Unfortunately, the pilot excludes RC members and their families if they are already eligible to enroll in a health benefits plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. ROA explained to the House and Senate that continuity of care does not exist and causes hardships for the family members. To establish continuity of care, family members could remain covered under the pilot program even when the RC member changed status to serve on active duty for a period greater than 30 days. The pilot would cost more than Tricare Reserve Select because payment would be established for all cost-sharing amounts, plus an annual premium (equal to 28 percent of the total annual amount of the premium under the plan). During a period in which an RC member served on active duty for more than 30 days, the premium amount and cost share would be zero for eligible family members because DoD would provide 100 percent of the cost. Section 708 - Pilot Program on Treatment of Members of the Armed Forces for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Related to Military Sexual Trauma This proposal authorizes the secretary of defense to conduct a three-year pilot awarding competitive grants to community partners to provide intensive outpatient programs to treat THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Officer - Fall 2016

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
OPENING SHOTS
FEEDBACK
CAPITOL HILL CONNECTION
HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
HEALTH CARE REFORM
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
ATTEN-SHUN!
SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE
NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (M & RA)
ARMY RESERVE
MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NAVY RESERVE
COAST GUARD RESERVE
AIR FORCE RESERVE
RESERVE LIFE
2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
PROUD TO SERVE
DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
STARS INDUSTRY NEWS
USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
BOEING’S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY
STARS BRIEFS
SALVO
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover1
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
The Officer - Fall 2016 - OPENING SHOTS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - FEEDBACK
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEALTH CARE REFORM
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ATTEN-SHUN!
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ARMY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - MARINE FORCES RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - NAVY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - COAST GUARD RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - AIR FORCE RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PROUD TO SERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - BOOK REVIEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
The Officer - Fall 2016 - USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS BRIEFS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SALVO
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