2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) for uniformed service personnel, including officers in the U.S. Public Health Service, became effective on 1 January 2018. You are eligible to transfer into this new system if you had less than twelve years of service as of 1 January. If you wish to make the transfer—which is an irrevocable decision once made and executed—you need to fill out a form that you can find here on the COA website. You must have the form notarized and then send it to DCCPR. We urge that you refer to the webinar on the BRS that COA conducted in 2016, also found on the COA website at http://www.coausphs.org/events/webinars/.
Please consult a qualified financial advisor before you leave the old system and join the new one. As we emphasize, the decision is irrevocable.