More Military Retiree Good News

So I get this 1-800 number phone call on my cell phone the other day, and they DON’T leave a message. Irritates the CRAP out of me when that happens. I Google it, shows up as Humana/TriCare (our health insurance) and I think to myself, “CRAP. One of us has fallen out of the system again.” And we’ll have to call back before we refill any prescriptions or get hit by a bus and need some triage care. TriCare SAVED me that inconvenience and, recognizing the number, I answered when they called a day later.

It was a robo-call who asked first if, “major dad, press 1”. So I did.

Then the robo girlie voice proceeded to tell me I would no longer be allowed to use a check or money order to pay our quarterly TriCare health insurance premium as of April 1. Oddly enough, it’s DUE April 1.

Did I understand? Did I need to hear it again?

What the fricketdee frack fruck is going on? I CAN’T write a CHECK to the GUBMINT ANYMORE?!?!?!


I cannot even begin to imagine the chaos this is going to cause in certain quarters and I’ll be DAMNED if I’m going direct deposit on the thing.

I’ll be mailing A CHECK this week and they can KISS MY AGING ASS because it’s still the month o’ MARCH. Not April.


12 Responses to “More Military Retiree Good News”

  1. aelfheld says:

    If it’s not in writing, it don’t count.

  2. JeffS says:

    They expect automatic account withdrawals? Too bad they didn’t give you enough to, y’know, SET ONE UP. Idiots.

    Better follow up on this, though. Some bean counter is trying to save pennies by reducing their administrative overhead, and I bet this one won’t go away.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Send them their payment in wampum.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    That was my thinking as well, Guns. Wouldn’t they have to make a change in their agreement with you, in writing, before they can make this change? I’d call them.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    And then he wrote.

    Or the Florida AG or Department of Consumer of Consumer Protection.

  6. nightfly says:

    Send them a bag of pennies. C.O.D. Believe me, they’ll accept your check next month.

  7. Skyler says:

    Nightfly, that is only in your dreams. The government is always 100% inflexible on even the most minute points.

    I didn’t get such a call. I still am angry at Tricare because they won’t cover my wife so I have to pay the family rate on Tricare to not cover her, and I get to pay for medicare for my wife too. And now because of some snafu, the SSA has dropped my wife and tricare still won’t cover her.

    So, I have two insurance policies for my wife, and neither one is paying her medical insurance costs and the clinic is threatening to send bill collectors after me for $400.00. I could pay it, but I’m not going to, simply out of principle.

  8. Ebola says:

    They’re trying to push everyone out of Tricare as fast as possible. AFSA is having conniption fits about this.

  9. Skyler says:

    What is afsa?

  10. tree hugging sister says:

    He’s speaking “AirForce”, Skyler. Incomprehensible language. 😛

  11. JeffS says:

    AFSA = “Another Freakin’ Silly Airman”.

  12. Ebola says:

    Air Force Sergeants Association, basically a lobbying arm of the Air Force funded by the enlisted side of things. They publish newsletter, etc to let the enlisted corps know what exactly is being pushed through Congress.

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