Opt-ins to the Defense Department's new blended retirement system (BRS) fell as much as two-thirds below projections for active-duty and reserve component forces. Near-final tallies of opt-in decisions for BRS (through Dec. 17) show only 280,000 active-duty members and just over 72,000 reserve component personnel chose to shift out of the previous High-3 plan. In 2016, Pentagon officials estimated that a total of 916,754 active and reserve component members would opt into the BRS when it became available. Read more in this Military.com story.
Blended Military Retirement Plan Not as Popular as Projected
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