thefederalregister.com

Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

TRICARE, Formerly Known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services; Fiscal Year 2013 Continued Health Care Benefit Program Premium Update

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DoD.
ACTION: Notice of updated continued health care benefit program premiums for fiscal year 2013.
SUMMARY: This notice provides the updated Continued Health Care Benefit Program premiums for Fiscal Year 2013. Premiums may be revised annually and shall be published annually for each Fiscal Year.
DATES: The Fiscal Year 2013 rates contained in this notice are effective for services on or after October 1, 2012.
ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Policy and Benefits Branch, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042-5101.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark A. Ellis, telephone (703) 681-0039.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The final rule published in theFederal Registeron September 30, 1994 (59 FR 49818) set forth rules to implement the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) required by 10 United States Code 1078a. Included in this final rule were provisions for updating the CHCBP premiums for each federal fiscal year. As stated in the final rule, the premiums are based on Federal Employee Health Benefit Program employee and agency contributions required for a comparable health benefits plan, plus an administrative fee. Premiums may be revised annually and shall be published annually for each fiscal year.

The TRICARE Management Activity has updated the quarterly premiums for Fiscal Year 2013 as shown below.

Quarterly CHCBP Premiums for Fiscal Year 2013

Individual—$1,138.

Family—$2,555.

The above premiums are effective for services rendered on or after October 1, 2012.

Dated: September 10, 2012. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.