Now that the military’s new Blended Retirement System (BRS) has launched,members of the military are being warned to be careful what theyclick on while in their MyPay accounts. reports that, while Pentagon officials say theyhaven’t received any reports of problems, there are rumors onsocial media of servicemembers unintentionally opting-in to the newretirement system.

Servicemembers who joined up as of January 1 or later—the BSRtook effect on January 1—are automatically enrolled in the BRS,while current servicemembers with less than 12 years of service asof December 31, 2017, or Guard and Reserve members with 4,320retirement points or less, can choose to join the BRS from thecurrent "high three" system, but doing so means they will forfeitthe traditional military pension program.

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