Earlier this week, on March 20th, the Military Times published an insurance guide for people looking to know more about the upcoming changes to the military retirement system. In the article, "Insurance Guide 2017: How the new retirement system may change your insurance plans," AAFMAA COO Mike Meese summarized the changes, and some of the effects that the new system will have on the financial security of the military families who choose to enroll.
Well before dawn on Tuesday, March 21st, AAFMAA COO Mike Meese (USA, BG, Ret) took a few minutes to call into National Public Radio (NPR)'s "Morning Edition" program to discuss the current outlook for the Department of Veterans Affairs under its new Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin. Read more to see what Meese had to say to NPR host Quill Lawrence about the stage that Dr. Shulkin has set for continued VA reforms.
Why did the Nation adopt a New "Blended" Retirement System, and what exactly is the "Blended" Retirement System (BRS)? Why do they call it "Blended?" Who is covered by the new retirement system, and who has a choice? What are MY choices? How does the choice work for reservists? Read the full article to find out the answers to these questions, and more.