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Homes for Military Veterans

Two US Family Health Plans are helping to build homes for military veterans. In Texas, CHRISTUS Health and the US Family Health Plan Alliance helped fund a home for a retired wounded warrior. In Massachusetts, Brighton Marine Health Center, Inc., is in the early stages of a planned multi-family complex that will provide affordable rental […]

What Parts of Your Compensation Package Do You Value the Most?

An independent, congressionally-appointed commission tasked with recommending ways to modernize military pay, benefits and retirement seeks input from current and retired service members, dependents, and other members of the public. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission over the next few months will survey active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as […]

Nurturing the Roots of Healthful Eating Habits

Children from the Youth Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, and volunteers from the US Family Health Plan teamed up to plant a community vegetable garden at the Youth Center on May 28. The children tend the garden, and are permitted to harvest the vegetables for use at their homes, or for food preparation […]

Seven Seals Boss Lift event

Jeffrey Bloom, executive director, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, participated in the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s annual Seven Seals Boss Lift event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The event, held May 14 -15, provides civilian employers an up-close view of their employees’ military service. Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers […]

House Armed Services Committee Report Acknowledges “important role” of US Family Health Plans

A powerful congressional committee has formally recognized the contributions that the US Family Health Plans (“USFHP”) have made to the health of military families. In a report accompanying the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, the House Armed Services Committee acknowledged the USFHP’s high quality of health care and […]

Heroes of Military Medicine Awards dinner

USFHP executives and guests, and senior military leaders discuss health care issues at the annual Heroes of Military Medicine Awards dinner, presented by the Center for Public-Private Partnerships of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. Left to right: Major General James K. Gilman, M.D., USA (Ret.), executive director, Johns […]

The Pentagon lost the first battle in its effort to replace the current TRICARE system with a single consolidated health plan.

The Pentagon lost the first battle in its effort to replace the current TRICARE system with a single consolidated health plan. The Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee this week presented its version of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4435). In doing so, the subcommittee rejected DoD’s plans “that […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Proposed Changes to TRICARE In the Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015

Please click on a question below to display the answer.  Please click here to read the statement from US Family Health Plan Alliance Chief Executive Officer Henry J. “Jim” Schweiter, and David Howes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Point Health Care and chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors, regarding the recently released […]

FY 2015 DOD Budget Request

Statement from US Family Health Plan Alliance Chief Executive Officer Henry J. “Jim” Schweiter, and David Howes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Point Health Care and chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors, regarding the recently released fiscal year 2015 defense budget request, as it relates to military health care. “Yesterday the Department […]

Military Beneficiaries Rate Satisfaction with US Family Health Plan in 99th Percentile

ARLINGTON, Va. (October 31, 2013) – Amid the ongoing national conversation regarding access to high-quality, affordable health care, military family members have validated that they are highly satisfied with the Department of Defense-sponsored health care option known as the US Family Health Plan (usfhp.com). The plan, for eligible military beneficiaries in six regions of the United […]