View Poll Results: Which TSP option/s did or will you choose upon Retirement?

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  • Roll over to an outside IRA

    24 20.51%
  • Partial withdrawal

    17 14.53%
  • Monthly Payments based on your specified dollar

    32 27.35%
  • Monthly payments based on IRS Life Expectancy

    5 4.27%
  • Just leave it with TSP until 70 years old

    19 16.24%
  • Not sure yet

    29 24.79%
  • Annuity

    0 0%
  • Other options not mentioned above

    6 5.13%
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Thread: Maricar19 Account Talk

  1. #265

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    Default Re: Maricar19 Account Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Maricar19 View Post
    Thanks nnuut. Just a little follow up- not meaning to be nosy-(ignore if you don't feel like answering) - Have you had major procedure?

    I would like to find out from others, too, if they:
    1. have Tricare for Life as a supplement to Medicare?
    2. have FEHB and Tricare as supplement to Medicare?

    Yes, 5 weeks ago I had a right lung lower lobe removed, it was CANCER, NON SMALL CELL Cancer. Caught it in the right time, next appointment XRAY is due in 4 months, if that is OK they will look yearly. A blessing for me. PRICE, saw Document the other day Total Price was over $78,000 and Medicare and BCBS paid over $12,000 and the Doctors settled for that, I haven't paid one Bill but may have to pay a little, so far NOTHING?
    12/02/2021
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  3. #266

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasa1974 View Post
    Like nnuut I have BCBS as secondary and Medicare Part A & B as primary. My wife has been going through chemo therapy since February and we haven't been billed for anything. The most expensive medication has been her Eliquis at $100 for a 3 month supply.
    Thank you so much nasa1974 for the response. This info is helping me a lot.
    I will pray for the recovery of your wife.
    Emotions should never play a role in one's investing strategy!
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  5. #267

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    Wow. These are great stories of how good our coverage is for retirement. Now I feel great about our healthcare as retirement approaches and even more inclined to retire at MRA +30. My prayers to each of you and your family members! I hope that you are all still able to enjoy retirment years! Best of luck to all!

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  7. #268

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    I only had a visit unexpectedly to the emergency room and for the first time no bill(s) to pay.
    Nothing more.
    All the best.

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  9. #269

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan View Post
    Hey Maricar19

    I have Tricare for Life as a supplement to Medicare parts A and B as well as my wife. She suffers from ALS and between Medicare and Tricare for Life have not incurred any additional bills we are responsible for. Everything has been paid in full (80% through Medicare and the remainder through Tricare for Life) In addition we both receive pharmacy, lab, x-rays and vision through a local military clinic near my home as part of our Tricare for Life benefits at no additional cost.
    RF

    Raven, I am very sorry to hear about your wife. I will pray for you and her. It must be tough for both of you.
    I am very thankful for your response. Question, when I qualify for Tricare4Life, I can get prescriptions through VA?
    Emotions should never play a role in one's investing strategy!
    No to Greed...No to Fear!
    http://share.robinhood.com/mariloc1

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  11. #270

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    Yes, 5 weeks ago I had a right lung lower lobe removed, it was CANCER, NON SMALL CELL Cancer. Caught it in the right time, next appointment XRAY is due in 4 months, if that is OK they will look yearly. A blessing for me. PRICE, saw Document the other day Total Price was over $78,000 and Medicare and BCBS paid over $12,000 and the Doctors settled for that, I haven't paid one Bill but may have to pay a little, so far NOTHING?
    nnuut, thank you for responding. I hope for your quick recovery. You are so upbeat with your posts that I would not think that you are going through some medical issues. Hang in there. Will pray for you.
    Emotions should never play a role in one's investing strategy!
    No to Greed...No to Fear!
    http://share.robinhood.com/mariloc1


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  13. #271

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdjs View Post
    I only had a visit unexpectedly to the emergency room and for the first time no bill(s) to pay.
    Nothing more.
    All the best.
    Hi Kdjs,
    Truth - that's what we want, just a little side trip to ER and that's it.
    Last edited by Maricar19; 09-09-2021 at 04:58 PM. Reason: correction
    Emotions should never play a role in one's investing strategy!
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  15. #272

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    Default Re: Maricar19 Account Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Maricar19 View Post
    Thank you so much nasa1974 for the response. This info is helping me a lot.
    I will pray for the recovery of your wife.
    Thank you
    May the force be with us.

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  17. #273

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maricar19 View Post
    Raven, I am very sorry to hear about your wife. I will pray for you and her. It must be tough for both of you.
    I am very thankful for your response. Question, when I qualify for Tricare4Life, I can get prescriptions through VA?
    Thank you for your prayers and yes there are days it is extremely tough. But in spite of the hardships it is extremely gratifying to be her caregiver. One day God will call her home and in my heart I know I have made the time she has left very special.

    As for your question regarding getting prescriptions through the VA, I can't give you an answer as we use an active duty health clinic for our care and services and not the VA. Perhaps someone who uses them can chime in on VA benefits and how to go about setting that up.

    Take care and thanks again for your prayers.
    “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” G. Michael Hopf

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  19. #274

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    Default Re: Maricar19 Account Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan View Post
    Hey Maricar19

    I have Tricare for Life as a supplement to Medicare parts A and B as well as my wife. She suffers from ALS and between Medicare and Tricare for Life have not incurred any additional bills we are responsible for. Everything has been paid in full (80% through Medicare and the remainder through Tricare for Life) In addition we both receive pharmacy, lab, x-rays and vision through a local military clinic near my home as part of our Tricare for Life benefits at no additional cost.

    RF
    RF, sorry to hear about your wife. We are fortunate as government/federal/military employees and retirees that we have good health insurance options. My wife's one immunotherapy session was over $64,000.00 and Medicare and BCBS has picked that cost up. Good luck stay strong and you are in our prayers.
    May the force be with us.

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  21. #275

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    Quote Originally Posted by flalaw97 View Post
    Wow. These are great stories of how good our coverage is for retirement. Now I feel great about our healthcare as retirement approaches and even more inclined to retire at MRA +30. My prayers to each of you and your family members! I hope that you are all still able to enjoy retirment years! Best of luck to all!
    flalaw, thank you
    May the force be with us.

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  23. #276

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    FYI: Medicare and FEHB Premiums

    Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Service Benefit Plan
    Basic Option members enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B are eligible to be reimbursed up to $800 per calendar year for their Medicare Part B premium payments.

    The account is used to reimburse member-paid Medicare Part B premiums. For more information on how to obtain reimbursement,please visit www.fepblue.org/mra or call 888-706-2583.

    https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insur...res/71-005.pdf - page 129


    Note: Members with Standard Option or FEP Blue Focus plans aren’t eligible.


    UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, Inc.
    The UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Value Plan provides a monthly reimbursement of $50 ofyour Medicare Part B monthly premium.
    https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insur...res/73-903.pdf - page 76
    Emotions should never play a role in one's investing strategy!
    No to Greed...No to Fear!
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