What is Bas and how does it work?
Skip to main content (Press Enter). BAS is meant to offset costs for a member's meals. This allowance is based in the historic origins of the military in which the military provided room and board (or rations) as part of a member's pay.
What is the Bas health portal and how does it work?
As a member of a BAS administered health plan you and your family are given access to the BAS Health Portal. The Health Portal is designed to help you manage your benefits, navigate the health care landscape and provide you the tools necessary to be an informed and active participant in your health plan.
How is Bas adjusted each year?
Therefore, each year it is adjusted based upon the increase of the price of food as measured by the USDA food cost index. This is why the increase to BAS will not necessarily be the same percentage as that applied to the increase in the pay table, as annual pay raises are linked to the increase of private sector wages.
When will Bas rates increase in 2019?
This is the second time in three years that BAS did not increase and coming off only a .3% increase in 2018. The 2019 BAS increase is effective Jan. 1, 2019. See the estimated 2020 BAS rates.