- May 27, 2008
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I just turned 60 and have started drawing my Naval Reserve retirement pay. I also retired as a government employee and have had FEHB for over 30 years (BC/BS). I had not planned to shift to TRICARE because it appears to be an HMO type plan versus the BC/BS PPO. I could not overlook the cost savings though. Save about $4,000 per year in premium fees. $9 per 90 day supply of brand name drugs versus the new BC/BS rate of $65. The hardest thing will be changing doctors after 15 years or so. A friend who shifted a couple years ago said the only hassle has been getting the same quality of specialists for his wife. Does anyone else in TUG land have the military TRICARE? Is it working OK for you?