The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) acts as an interface between the active duty and retired communities. It keep retirees and their loved ones informed on matters related to their military status. It provides important information and vital services on issues regarding TRICARE, military ID cards, Survivor benefits, Death Reporting and much more.
The RAO also maintains a list of phone numbers, websites and e-mail addresses to assist retirees in their military affiliated endeavors.
ID CARD online Appointments now available
Fairchild AFB now has an online Appointment Scheduler available for renewing ID cards. Click here for more details.
The Patient's Role in Patient Care
When it comes to health care, many perceive doctors as having the final word when it comes to managing their patients' care. Although doctors and other health professionals play a major role, each individual is ultimately responsible for getting the care they need. Read more at: TRICARE Patient Care
Medicare Part B Premiums
2015 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year's standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years. Medicare Part B covers physicians' services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items. For the approximately 49 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part B, premiums and deductibles will remain unchanged in 2015 at $104.90 and $147, respectively. This leaves more of seniors' cost of living adjustment from Social Security in their pockets. To read more about today's announcement and to view Medicare pay tables. Click Here.
Annual Retiree Appreciation Day
Fairchild AFB RAO sponsors an annual Retiree Appreciation Day. The usual activities include a Health Fair including flu shots (when available), information tables with representatives from veterans service organizations, government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, TRICARE, the Exchange and the Base Medical Clinic. The program also includes a series of speakers presenting topics of interest to military retirees.
The next RAD will be held in 2015 and has not been scheduled yet. Please check back later for additional information.