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Still Have Money in Your FSA? Better Read This

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 /

Up to $500 in the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account can be rolled over for use in 2017. But you’ll lose money left in your Dependent (Day Care) FSA if you don’t spend it by Dec. 31. Expense claims from 2016 must be submitted to Aetna by Feb. 15, 2017. If  you have a Payflex debit card for…

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A Holiday Feast of Family Serving Family

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 /

Junior enlisted service members with dependents at Germany’s Kaiserslautern and Baumholder didn’t go without food over the Thanksgiving holidays, thanks to the Exchange family of bakers in Gruenstadt. The service members received a turkey and 650 meal bags stuffed with Thanksgiving food Nov. 18 as part of the USO’s Thanks for Thanksgiving dinner program. “It…

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Taking Maintenance Medicines? Then Check This Out

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 /

Maintenance medicines are those used regularly to treat or manage conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. With the Maintenance Choice Program, you can get a 90-day supply of maintenance medicines by using Aetna Rx Home Delivery mail-order pharmacy or a CVS pharmacy near you. After two fills at your local…

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Dave Nelson’s Operation Callouts for December

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 /

Click here to read the December Operation callouts

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Cost of Living Adjustment Announced

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 /

The 2017 COLA increase is .3%, effective with Dec. 1, 2015, pension payments. Retirees with an annuity start date of Dec. 1, 2015, or before will receive the entire .3% increase. The remainder will receive a prorated hike. Retirement Annuity Start Date Year # of Months Retired COLA increase %, starting Dec. 2016 December 2015 12…

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More, Healthier Options for On-The-Go Customers

By Steve Smith / October 31, 2016 /

Growing the Express means bringing more and healthier options for on-the-go customers. New store concepts, signing and graphics will change the look and feel of the Expresses and improve the customer experience. Focus is on trip need, ease of shopping and increasing the basket. “The BE FIT program will take center stage,” said David Arens,…

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Customer Shoutouts: These Associates Rock!

By Steve Smith / October 31, 2016 /

Anja Diana Overseas Region/Grafenwoehr, Germany I was in the Express two weeks ago and want to acknowledge Anja, who was at the front by herself. The store was packed, but instead of worrying about herself and getting her customers through she began to run back and forth between each register trying to get as many…

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Enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts for 2017

By Steve Smith / October 31, 2016 /

During open enrollment, Nov. 7 – Dec. 2, you can set aside up to $2,550 pre-tax each year in a healthcare flexible spending account to get reimbursed for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses that aren’t covered by your medical plan. In addition to copays, coinsurance and deductibles, these expenses include: Dental work and orthodontia…

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Don’t Miss Out, Open Enrollment Starts Nov 7

By Steve Smith / October 31, 2016 /

Open enrollment starts Nov. 7 and lasts through Dec. 2. During this period, you can make benefit choices and changes for 2017. New website Plus, there’s more online. Visit the new DoD NAF at nafhealthplans.com for all the facts, tools and resources to enroll and make the best use of your Exchange benefits throughout the…

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2016 Associate Awards

By Steve Smith / October 31, 2016 /

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