You’ll get a two-for-one today! I could spam you with two different blog posts, but I decided to combine them for your viewing pleasure. If your looking for the link-up from Scattered Seashells, scroll a little further down. Otherwise, enjoy Wordy Wednesday’s topic OHI cards.

OHI Cards: OHI (other health insurance) cards are cards printed off by your doctors office proving you have filled out the DD form 2569 (because we all know what that is). Since we fill out millions of forms in the Army, here is a explanation of DD form 2569.

Per the Army’s website for Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic “The Third Party Collection (TPC) Program was legislated by Congress in 1986. It obligates Department of Defense (DoD) Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) to bill private health insurance carriers such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers, Aetna, etc., for the cost of medical care furnished to retirees and family members covered by their own health insurance policies. This includes all medical benefits such as inpatient care, outpatient care, and ancillary services such as pharmacy items.”

 The cards need to be renewed yearly, sometimes more often based on reason. I have had to fill this thing out probably 10 times this year. We are on Tricare Prime and have no other insurance. We are told we need to carry this card with us at all times and hand it over with our ID’s when checking into the doctors office or at the pharmacy. However, I have never been asked for said card except at the OB clinic at a major Army hospital here. Our local Army clinics have never requested to see it and have never had me fill out the forms. From my understanding this is Army wife policy. However, you will need to verify with your PCM or clinic in regards to their local policies.

Private health insurance policies are billed, that is why we use the term “Third Party”. MTFs can only collect for services covered by your third party health insurance plan according to your benefits with the plan.


Saw this new link up from a blogger I follow. It seemed to go hand in hand with another challenge I did last week in regards to “a day in the life” sorts. I love documenting everything I did that day. I really wanted people to see what a typical day was to me (and it was a pretty easy day). About 20 photos later I was done. Here is a sneak peek into my day on November 13, 2013 followed by my answers to this weeks link up.

The Pearl & The Pilot

Post #1 – Routines

What is your typical daily routine/schedule like? It is literally chaos organized. It looks messy, there are clothes flying in the morning, food on the floor from breakfast, running to school and the day ends on just about the same way it started. Get up, get dressed, eat, kids to school, errands and cleaning, pick up kid, feed kids lunch, go get other kid, home in time for therapists, dinner, bath, book, and bed.

What things do you do weekly/monthly in addition to daily? I am the assistant co-leader for our base MOPS, the FRG leader for my husbands troop, co-author of a blog, trying to write a book and scheduling therapists and doctors appointments.

How does your spouse’s schedule impact your daily routine? His schedule is never the same. Some days he is up and gone by 4 other days he doesn’t get home until midnight. Other days we is told he won’t even be coming home the next day. It’s never the same and never predictable. Thus, I can never rely on him being home to help with the kids or attend a appointment.

How do you balance having a clean home and making memories with your children?
Horribly. I hate cleaning my bathrooms. So I ignore them. I’m in the process of teaching my children household responsibilities. Cleaning the bathroom is a task we have already started on. I had kids for free child labor right? Jk. I vacuum and mop every day. We have all wooden floors and like in a place were it is customary to take your shoes off in the home. I hate walking barefoot on the floors and I’m sure others are the same way. I have also introduced my kids the the stick vac. So when I am cleaning they are too. Never too young to teach them.

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