By Patricia Kime - Staff writer, Friday Sep 30, 2011 9:25:53 EDT
New military retirees will pay a little more for health care starting Saturday.
As of Oct. 1, annual fees for Tricare Prime coverage will increase by $30, to $260 a year, for individuals, and by $60, to $520 a year, for retirees with families, but only for retirees who are new to Prime.
Retirees already enrolled in Prime will pay the current rates — $230 for members and $460 a year for families — until Oct. 1, 2012. At that point, their annual fees are likely to rise, based on provisions in the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill that is pending in Congress.
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