Retirees’ Association Plans to Award $40,000 in Scholarships

By Robert Philpot / January 19, 2022 /

Since the scholarship program began in 1985, AREA has awarded almost $908,000 to nearly 400 students.

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It’s Open Enrollment Season Through Nov. 30

By Robert Philpot / November 1, 2021 /

Associates are encouraged to review existing healthcare benefits and decide whether they want to make changes.

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Exchange Retirees to be Offered New, Exclusive Medical Plan

By Robert Philpot / October 27, 2021 /

Aetna will hold conference calls beginning this week to address participants’ questions and concerns.

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Aetna Launching New Online Wellness Program June 1

By Conner Hammett / May 20, 2021 /

Associates enrolled in the Department of Defense Non-Appropriated Fund Health Plan will get to experience a new-and-improved Aetna online wellness program starting June 1.

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Associates Earn Degrees With Help From Tuition Assistance Program

By Robert Philpot / April 19, 2021 /

Participants in the program say that it has helped them enrich their career as well as their education.

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Words from Director/CEO Tom Shull: Preserving the Benefit through the Pandemic—A Job Well Done in 2020

By Tom Shull / February 22, 2021 /

Congratulations on the many successes of 2020! Despite the incredible challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Exchange has much to celebrate as you steadfastly brought mission-essential benefits to Soldiers, Airmen, Retirees, Veterans and military families. Well done! At the onset of the pandemic, we committed to stabilizing our workforce and made it through the year…

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Payroll Tax Repayment Plan Tool Now Live on Employee Self Service

By Conner Hammett / February 19, 2021 /

Exchange associates who had payroll taxes deferred in 2020 can now choose how many pay periods they’d like to use to repay the deferred taxes in Employee Self Service (ESS). Through March 8, associates can choose anywhere from one to 21 pay periods to have the deferred taxes deducted from their wages. Associates who have…

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Repayment of Deferred Payroll Taxes Starts Feb. 19

By Conner Hammett / February 4, 2021 /

Exchange associates whose payroll taxes were deferred in 2020 now have more time to pay back the taxes—as well as the flexibility to set the duration of their repayments. Enacted via executive order in August, the deferral of Social Security payroll tax applied to about 24,000 Exchange associates making $4,000 or less per pay period…

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FAQ for Associates—Repayment of Deferred Payroll Taxes

By Conner Hammett / February 4, 2021 /

Q1. Can associates select the amount deducted from their biweekly paycheck? A1. Yes. The amount deducted from each check will be determined by each individual’s total repayment requirement and their selected repayment duration (one to 21 pay periods). Associates have until March 8 to select their repayment duration (one to 21 pay periods between PPE…

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