Land Mines to avoid when leaving an HSA

[2014 Update: According to TriCare’s website, Veterans are eligible for ObamaCare if they choose not to enroll/pay-in to Tricare.  See updated post on Veterans and ObamaCare for more info].

This is a follow-up to my original post which noted the fact that Retired Veterans (and Feds) are ineligible for Obamacare.   Too bad, because in some financial circumstances, ObamaCare may provide better coverage per dollar than TriCare or FEHB.

There’s some horrible mis-information about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) on the internet(s).

I’ve even seen a GovExec article telling Feds that they can opt out of FEHB and go on an ObamaCare exchange (they can’t – see the application form  for ObamaCare).  

In short, I would not trust any ObamaCare info posted on a webpage that does not end with .mil or .gov. 

Here’s a summary of TriCare/ObamaCare mis-information that I’d like to squash right now:
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Sen. Murray and Rep. Ryan recently inked a compromise to avert another government shutdown.  Here’s how the Deal affects Federal Employees and Veterans.

Short answer:  No effect on benefits for Active Military and Active Feds, minor effect on Retired NG/Reserves, much effect on Active Duty Retired Veterans, Retired Feds, and Future Feds.

Navy IRR Reservists- You Are Here!

I just received this little gem in my inbox:

SUBJ: CAC Access for NKO and BUPERS

All personnel in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) – Active Status Pool (ASP) will be impacted by the recent implementation of Department of Defense (DoD) mandated cyber security measures. A growing number of DoD sites including Navy Knowledge Online are now only accessible via a Common Access Card (CAC). As of 21 September, this will also include BUPERS Online. The Department of the Navy (DoN) is currently awaiting a DoD engineered solution that will support existing IRR participation requirements. Once a permanent solution has been established, it will be posted at http://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/CAREER/RESERVEPERSONNELMGMT/IRR. Your patience is requested in the interim. Continue reading