Friday February 22, 2013
If you've been thinking about enrolling your child in an Operation Purple summer camp but weren't sure where the camps were being held, then I've got good news for you. The National Military Family Association has released their 2013 Operation Purple Summer Camp schedule. This year the schedule includes camps in AK, AL, CA, CT, FL, IN, MN, NC, NY, OR, PA, TX, WA and WV.
To learn more about Operation Purple and the various programs they offer, please visit their Web site.
More Resources and Information for Military Kids
Wednesday January 30, 2013
If you're in need of a few ideas on how you can support the troops, here are some suggestions that you may want to consider:
Wednesday January 16, 2013
Beginning in February there will be an increase in some of the TRICARE Pharmacy copays. A breakdown of the new prices is as follows:
- If you purchase brand name medications at a retail network pharmacy you will pay $17 instead of $12.
- If you use the home delivery service for brand name medications you will pay $13 for a 90-day supply instead of $9.
- New copayments for non-formulary medications increase from $25 to $44 if purchased at retail pharmacies and $43 if you use the Home Delivery service.
No Change for Generics
Despite the price hike, the good news is that there is no price increase for generic medications that are purchased at a network pharmacy. You will still pay $5 when filling these prescriptions. Also, there is no copay if you fill your generic prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program. Furthermore, you'll still pay nothing if you fill your prescriptions through a pharmacy at a military hospital or clinic.
Additional information about this price increase is featured on the TRICARE Web site.
Additional TRICARE Information
Understanding TRICARE Prime
TRICARE Coverage for Newborns and Kids
TRICARE Reserve Select
TRICARE Dental Program - MetLife
Wednesday December 19, 2012
Are you feeling overwhelmed from all the shopping, wrapping, baking and celebrations that coincide with the holidays? If so, then I encourage you to read Quick Stress Relief Pointers which is featured on the Phoenix VA Health Care Web site.
What I really like about this tip sheet is that the author, Paula L. Pedene, categorizes her suggestions into sight, sound, and movement. For example, if you're a visual person, you'll find numerous suggestions about how to use images to help you relax and release built up tension and stress. The same applies if you respond well to noise and movement. Furthermore, you'll also learn how to reduce stress and tension by simply using the power of your imagination.
More Stress Reducing Resources