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  1. Consumer Watch: For vets, it pays to shop around for life insurance

    A 75-year-old veteran wrote in to express frustration that rates for Veterans' Group Life Insurance increased in July for those 70 and older, noting that it's hard to find comparable private-sector coverage at that age.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  2. Troop survey shows distrust of retirement reform proposal

    The Pentagon's new proposal for reforming military retirement is drawing sharply negative reactions from today's career-minded service members, according to a recent survey of Military Times active-duty readers.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  3. Pentagon: No formal proposal for retirement overhaul until 2015

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants to wait until next year before asking Congress to make fundamental changes to the current military retirement system, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  4. Readers: Don't mess with retirement pay

    The Pentagon's proposal to reduce the size of the pension checks military retirees receive in return for other new cash incentives drew swift condemnation online as people took to the Military Times Facebook pages to vent.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  5. Exclusive: DoD proposes revolutionary changes in retirement benefits

    After years of silence on the intensely controversial issue of military retirement reform, the Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a detailed proposal for fundamental, far-reaching changes to the current pension system, Military Times has learned.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  6. DoD: Give reservists immediate retirement pay

    Reservists would be eligible to begin receiving military retirement pay immediately after completing 20 years of part-time service under a new Pentagon proposal for overhauling the retirement system.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  7. Disability pay: simpler, broader, more generous

    The Pentagon's new retirement reform proposal would make sweeping changes to the complex system of benefits that aim to compensate wounded warriors for injuries that cut short a military career.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  8. Proposal would revamp Survivor Benefit Program

    A Defense Department proposal to revamp its Survivor Benefit Program would save money by increasing the premium that retirees pay for coverage.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  9. An Air Force medical lab technician draws blood from an active-duty spouse at the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hospital. Under a new Pentagon proposal, care for active-duty family members would remain free, but they would pay new fees when obtaining care from civilian Tricare providers. Airman 1st Class Daniel Phelps/Air Force

    DoD proposes wide-ranging Tricare fee hikes

    Tricare Prime, Standard and Extra would go the way of the dodo, replaced by a single Tricare plan with a fee structure adjusted to where beneficiaries get medical care, under the Pentagon's proposed fiscal 2015 budget.

    • Mar. 4, 2014
  10. The Senate voted 95-3 to repeal the planned reductions to annual cost-of-living adjustments in military retirement pay. Evan Vucci/AP

    Congress repeals caps on military retired pay

    The fight against reductions in military retired pay is over and retirees have emerged victorious.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  11. A bill restoring the 1-percentage-point cut to annual the cost of living increase for working age retired service members passed the House yesterday and a Senate vote Wednesday afternoon would send it to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. Jewel Samad / AFP

    Senate to clear bill ending military pension cuts

    The Senate is on track to clear a bill to reverse cuts to military pensions enacted just two months ago.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
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