What is the new Blended Retirement System?
The Blended Retirement System (BRS) is the military's new retirement system, which goes into effect January 1, 2018. Under this new plan, eligible Service members will receive automatic and matching Thrift Savings Plan contributions and mid-career compensation incentive, in addition to monthly annuities for life after 20 years of service. Found below are a number of resources covering the Blended Retirement System.
Your Retirement Journey
First Four Years
A powerpoint slideshow covering a variety of details concerning the BRS
A short video overview of opting in to the Blended Retirement System
This official DOD training course for the upcoming opt in for BRS - the recommended first stop for anyone wanting to learn more about the BRS.
A simple-to-use BRS calculator that auto-populates with a Soldier's personal information (even RC retirement points).
A fact sheet intended to provide you with basic information about opting in to the BRS and guidance on where to go for additional information.
Infographics on the BRS (Active / Reserve Component)
Infographics with details on the switch to BRS, the options available, and details on the choices Soldiers will have to make.
A leader pocket card covering the leader's responsibilities, BRS timeline, and BRS talking points.
A flyer covering the BRS changes with information on the changes for military spouses.
Army Times Article on the BRS