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The U.S. Army Soldier For Life Podcast shares information about education, employment and health & wellness resources available to Soldiers, veterans, and their families.

The Soldier For Life Podcast U.S. Army Soldier For Life

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

The U.S. Army Soldier For Life Podcast shares information about education, employment and health & wellness resources available to Soldiers, veterans, and their families.

    S12E2 Instant Teams Revisited

    S12E2 Instant Teams Revisited

    Military spouses...do you have any interest in remote work? On this week's #SoldierForLifePodcast, SFL's Employment Director, LTC Ismael Ortizrivera, talks with Amy Meehan, Director of Communications for  Instant Teams, about military spouse employment in the post-COVID world and the remote work opportunities that exist for both CONUS and OCONUS military spouses in a follow-up to our Instant Teams podcast from Season 4 (https://bit.ly/sflpodcastS4E4).

    • 23 min
    S12E1 Military Retiree Transition from TRICARE to Medicare

    S12E1 Military Retiree Transition from TRICARE to Medicare

    As a military retiree, what happens to your health care benefits once you become eligible for Medicare at age 65? What Medicare coverage do you need? At what point should you sign up for Medicare (and what happens if you wait)? What is the relationship between Medicare and TRICARE for Life? And what steps do you need to go through to get the coverage that you need?
    Get answers to all of these questions and more on this episode of the Soldier For Life Podcast as the Director of Army Retirement Services, Mr. Mark Overberg, talks with Rear Admiral (Dr.) Christine Hunter (United States Navy, Retired), a TRICARE expert who serves on the Board for WPS Health Systems (which manages the TRICARE For Life, FLTCIP, and FEDVIP contracts) and previously served as Medical Director for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Deputy Director of the Defense TRICARE Management Activity.
    Podcast Resource Links:
    ✅ Military OneSource Webinar “How to Get Started with Medicare and TRICARE” - https://www.militaryonesource.mil/training-resources/webinars/get-started-with-medicare-and-tricare
    ✅ WPS Health Systems (TRICARE for Life Administrator) for individual questions - call 866-773-0404 or visit them online at https://tricare4u.com

    • 29 min
    S11E10 Humana Series - Part 3: Army Retirement Health Insurance

    S11E10 Humana Series - Part 3: Army Retirement Health Insurance

    Our guest today is here to talk with me about TRICARE benefits for retiring or recently retired service members. Her name is LaChelle Lewis-Fowler, and she is a TRICARE Community Liaison for Humana Military, the company that administers the healthcare benefit to the TRICARE East Region.
    She will answer questions such as: how soon can service members sign up for TRICARE as a retiree? What are the big differences between these options? Are there cost differences between them? If a retiree selects a program option and it’s not the right fit for them, can they change it?
    This Podcast is packed full of information you'll need on your transition journey. 

    • 35 min
    S11E9: The Empowered Transition Series - Part 7: Building Soldier Lethality and Job Credibility through Project Management

    S11E9: The Empowered Transition Series - Part 7: Building Soldier Lethality and Job Credibility through Project Management

    In part 7 of our empowered transition series, we are going to discuss Project Management and how it reinforces traditional leadership, mission command and planning while adding tools and resources to make teams, staffs, and commands more effective. Gaining this certification while serving will only support you in transitioning your current military skills into a credentialed skill for future employment. 
    If you want to connect with Josh and his team to discuss the PM ProLearn Project Management Professional Program, you can learn more at www.pm-prolearn.com. 
    The Credentialing Assistance program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 per fiscal year in career educational benefits. You can learn more about Credentialing Assistance Programs on our website at https://soldierforlife.army.mil/Education 

    • 47 min
    S11E8 Humana Series - Part 2: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) such as Food Insecurity, Financial Strain, and Social Isolation

    S11E8 Humana Series - Part 2: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) such as Food Insecurity, Financial Strain, and Social Isolation

    In this #SoldierForLifePodcast episode (which is Part 2 of our 3-part series on health benefits for veterans), SFL's Health and Wellness Director, MAJ Katherine Little, talks with with Humana, about Military and Veteran health and How to address health-related social challenges such as food insecurity, financial strain and social isolation. MAJ little is joined by Ms. Andrea Newton, the Director of Military Health and Resilience at Humana and Ms. Stephanie Muckey, Humana’s Population Health Strategy Lead | Veteran Bold Goal Community, and Marine Corps Spouse & Caregiver. 

    • 35 min
    S11E7 The Empowered Transition Series - Part 6: Credentialing

    S11E7 The Empowered Transition Series - Part 6: Credentialing

    In part 6 of our empowered transition series, we are going to discuss Credentialing. Why is it important, how do you find the right credentialing program to fit your needs and when should you start. Also, what can you expect when going through credentialing programs and how to set yourself up for success. 
    If you want to connect with Josh and his team to discuss the PM ProLearn Project Management Professional Program, you can learn more at www.pm-prolearn.com. 
    The CA program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 per fiscal year in career educational benefits. You can learn more about Credentialing Assistance Programs on our website at https://soldierforlife.army.mil/Education 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

P Snyder ,

Exceptional podcast for Soldiers leaving service

This podcast has been a revelation and extremely helpful in preparing for my separation from the military. I’m active duty Army and retiring from a “remote” duty station not near a military installation. I listen to the podcast to and from work and take copious notes. Then take advantage of the resources and the recommendations are on point. Great host, excellent guests and extremely topical for all Soldiers!

Tanker57 ,

Really enjoy this podcast

As a soon to be transitioning veteran I am collecting a lot of data for my future work. The podcast is great for helping to share information about money, jobs, opportunities, etc. You should take a listen and I think it will prove itself worth your time.

RCA&C ,

Valuable information

I love the innovative delivery of valuable information to our Soldiers, families, and veterans!!!

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