On Jan. 1, 2018, the Department of Defense is replacing the current military retirement plan, the High-3, with the new Blended Retirement System (BRS). To help those facing the retirement plan decision, we’ve provided an overview of the BRS and how this new plan affects you. Additional resources can be found at usaa.com/brs.
The two systems are easy to compare based on whether or not you plan to retire from the military.
Your situation: You plan to retire from the military
Your situation: You plan to separate before reaching military retirement or are unsure if you will make it to a military retirement.
Next: Consider how your military career goals will impact your retirement needs.
USAA has developed the Military Retirement Comparison Tool to help you compare the High-3 and BRS from a financial perspective based on your military career goals. The tool is available to the public, and you can find it at usaa.com/brs or the USAA Mobile App.
Between Now and Then
Before the BRS takes effect in 2018:
USAA Launches Military Retirement Comparison Tool - Press Release
No Department of Defense or government agency endorsement.
The Department of Defense will release more details of the plan before 2018. Details of the plan are subject to change pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approval.
Information is accurate as of Jan. 2017 and is intended for use by USAA, its members, and prospects.
The information contained is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for obtaining professional financial advice. Please thoroughly research and seek professional advice before acting on any information you may have found in this article. This article is no way attempts to provide financial advice that relates to all personal circumstances.
USAA means United Services Automobile Association and its affiliates.
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