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Blended Retirement System documents

The Fiscal Year 2016 Nation Defense Authorization Act created a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to Service members’ Thrift Savings Plan account. The new Blended Retirement System went into effect on January 1, 2018.

All members that were serving as of December 31, 2017, were grandfathered under the legacy retirement system. No one currently serving will be automatically switched to the Blended Retirement System.

Though they are grandfathered under the legacy retirement system, Active Component Service members with fewer than 12 years since their Pay Entry Base Date, and Reserve Component Service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017, had the option to opt into the Blended Retirement System. The opt-in/election period for the Blended Retirement System began January 1, 2018, and concludes on December 31, 2018.

All Service members who have entered the military on or after January 1, 2018, have been automatically enrolled in BRS. Click here for the Introduction to the Blended Retirement System slide slow.

The BRS opt-in period is now open, to opt-in visit Marine Online. A short informational video is available here.

Training available via MarineNet (Course Code BRSOPTIN01) and the Dept. of Defense.

MFR Communicator with BRS info

Leader Pocket Card

BRS Education Strategy

Are You Opt-In Ready?

Reserve Component Infographic

Active Component Infographic

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