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Reap the benefits of membership when you use the award-winning MOAA Info Exchange® - your most reliable resource for plain-English guidance on maximizing your hard-earned military benefits.

MOAA's long history of counseling officers in all stages of life and career gives us the insight and expertise needed to provide you with reliable and accurate guidance. For fastest service, call toll-free (800) 234-6622 to place your order. Be sure to provide your membership number to receive your Member discount**!

Attention LIFE Members: Call your special access phone number to receive priority order status.

Aging into Medicare and TRICARE For Life

Aging into Medicare and TRICARE For Life

Transitioning to new medical coverage when reaching age 65 can seem like a daunting task, which is why MOAA has created a publication and included a checklist to help you prepare for, transition into, and understand TRICARE For Life and Medicare with confidence and ease. For our PREMIUM and LIFE Members, benefits counseling with MOAA staff experts will assist in troubleshooting questions specific to your situation.

Benefits Planning Guide

Benefits Planning Guide

Navigating through benefits information often leaves servicemembers with more questions than answers, which is why MOAA has created a publication to guide service members like you.

Council and Chapter Policies and Procedures Guide

Council and Chapter Policies and Procedures Guide

MOAA national has compiled a guide of best practices for its more than 400 chapters. This guide provides detailed information and suggestions regarding the formation, organization, and management of MOAA state councils and local chapters.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Maintaining an estate plan should be a priority for everyone, and this publication will guide your development.

Family Matters: A Personal Inventory for Peace of Mind

Family Matters: A Personal Inventory for Peace of Mind

Readiness is as important for active duty families as it is for our military, which is why MOAA has created a publication to help your family organize crucial military, benefits, financial, and family information.

Financial Planning Guide

Financial Planning Guide

Making smart financial decisions is not always as clear as we would like it to be. Whether you are buying a home, considering investments, starting college planning for your children, or other life decisions, this publication has the answers you need.

Keeping a Career on the Move® A Guide for Military Spouses

Keeping a Career on the Move® A Guide for Military Spouses

The military lifestyle brings with it the promise of travel, adventure and new experiences. On the flip side, it also guarantees a transient lifestyle and challenges to maintaining a career. This publication will be a helpful resource to you in your pursuit of a career.

COMING IN Spring 2015 
 

Former Spouse Benefits

Former Spouse Benefits

Former Spouse Benefits guides you through the Former Spouses’ Protection Act, disposable retired pay, payments, eligibility, application, court orders, tax reporting, TRICARE, the Survivor Benefit Plan, other benefits and entitlements for former spouses, and more.

Guard/Reserve Retirement Checklist

Guard/Reserve Retirement Checklist

This publication is a simple-to-use checklist highlighting steps to prepare for retirement and necessities for the application process for retired pay.

Help Your Survivors Now: A Guide to Planning Ahead

Help Your Survivors Now: A Guide to Planning Ahead

This guide can help you prepare, make decisions, and ease the financial, medical, and property transition for your family after you’re gone.

In Session: Military Education Guide

In Session: Military Education Guide

If you're daunted by rising tuition costs (or know someone who is), MOAA's October 2012 Military Education Guide is chock-full of useful information about financial aid options, which degrees will pay off, and how to get the most from the GI Bill.

Marketing Yourself for a Second Career

Marketing Yourself for a Second Career

A booklet that contains comprehensive advice on planning and conducting an effective job-hunting campaign.  This publication is only available to MOAA members.

Military Entitlements: Benefits for Guard & Reserve

Military Entitlements: Benefits for Guard & Reserve

Discover the benefit options available to you and find out what you need to do to take advantage of them. This publication includes worksheets and easy-to-follow charts to help you calculate qualifying service, retired pay, and survivor annuity amounts; meet application deadlines; and determine your best health insurance options.

Military Family Legislative Action Guide

Military Family Legislative Action Guide

This publication guides you through MOAA advocacy, legislative goals, the legislative process, and myths and challenges for servicemembers in the legislative process and provides a legislative action checklist and resources.

Officer's Guide: Navigating Your Way Through a Military Career

Officer's Guide: Navigating Your Way Through a Military Career

MOAA serves officers and their families in every stage of career and life. This publication is a quick reference for up-to-date necessary resources to navigate your way through your military career.

Personal Affairs Action Guide: A Personal Inventory for Peace of Mind

Personal Affairs Action Guide: A Personal Inventory for Peace of Mind

MOAA has created this workbook to assist you in gathering all of your family’s crucial information — from investments to legal documents, insurance policies, and more.

Remarriage Guide

Remarriage Guide

This publication will help you understand what benefits you are entitled to as a surviving spouse and what changes you can expect after you remarry.  

Slow the Growth

Slow the Growth

Uniformed and civilian leaders have created a perfect storm - providing political top cover to slash pay and benefits with repeated, alarming - and noticeably misleading - statements on personnel cost growth. View the 2014 MOAA Storming the Hill brochure.
 

State Report Card

State Report Card

Is your state doing all it can to improve quality of life for military people -- retirees, veterans, spouses, and children? MOAA’s 2014 state-by-state assessment evaluates several key indicators of military friendliness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is a handy resource and a compass for state-level advocacy in this free download. Our benefits are under attack and MOAA needs your help to preserve your pay and earned benefits.

Survivor Benefit Plan: Security for Your Survivors

Survivor Benefit Plan: Security for Your Survivors

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) allows servicemembers to pass on a portion of their military retired benefits to their survivors, which is why 78 percent of officers participate in it. MOAA has created this publication, which includes worksheets, to help you in making your SBP decisions.

Survivor's Checklist: First Steps for Moving On

Survivor's Checklist: First Steps for Moving On

When a family member dies, the last things on your mind are taxes and notifying pension-plan administrators. MOAA has created this checklist you can keep on hand to refer to when dealing with a death in the family.

The MOAA Investors’ Manual

The MOAA Investors’ Manual

You have a full life balancing work and personal commitments. Yet, your future depends on how well you save and invest so you can afford to retire. Investing is not something you can do by the seat of your pants. Every time something goes wrong, it can delay your future plans by years. You don’t want to take on another life commitment like becoming an investment expert. The MOAA Investors’ Manual is here to help. It's packed full of solid investment concepts based on history and experience, so now you can relax about your investments and future and concentrate on your life.  

Transition Guide

Transition Guide

MOAA's Transition Guide: Best Foot Forward offers advice about post-service education, career strategies, and personal matters like household finances and health care options.

Understanding Long Term Care

Understanding Long Term Care

Facing longer life expectancies, rising costs of care, and tighter government restrictions, many are planning ahead for long term care. MOAA has created this publication to inform you of what you need to know now about long term care.

Vow of Honor

Vow of Honor

Most people don’t realize SBP payments are reduced by the amount of DIC that survivors receive if the death of the member was caused by their military service. This reduction can deprive military survivors of up to $1,215 a month. Learn about this issue, and stand with MOAA as we lobby Congress for change!

Your Guide to Military Burials

Your Guide to Military Burials

Your Guide to Military Burials will guide you through eligibility for burial; locations of federal, state, and post cemeteries; burial at sea; deaths abroad; and more.