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Program Manager: Robert C. Hinds

Phone: 1-202-475-5451

Email: Robert.C.Hinds@uscg.mil

Mailing Address:
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U.S. Coast Guard
(Attn: Retiree Services Program)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington DC 20593-7907

TRICARE New Updates

April 30, 2019

Adding a New Family Member Stateside? Take Action to Get TRICARE Coverage for Your Child

Whether giving birth or adopting, this change in your family composition is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). The QLE allows you to enroll any new eligible family members. Or to make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. You must take action to get TRICARE coverage for your newborn or adopted child. Register your newborn or adopted child in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, as well as choose a TRICARE health plan and enroll your child in one if necessary.

April 26, 2019

Activating Soon? Your TRICARE Options May Change

Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve? If so, you may become eligible for active duty medical and dental benefits when called or ordered to active duty under federal orders for more than 30 days. Your family members also become eligible for active duty benefits. Activating is a change in your sponsor status. This is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. This means you may not be able to continue your existing coverage.

March 20, 2019

Get to Know Your TRICARE Prime Plan

TRICARE Prime is similar to a health maintenance organization, or HMO plan. This means you get most of your care from an assigned or selected primary care manager (PCM). This PCM refers you to specialists for care that he or she can't provide and works with your TRICARE regional contractor for referrals and authorizations. TRICARE Prime differs from TRICARE Select, the other TRICARE enrollment health plan.

March 18, 2019

How Does Divorce Affect Your TRICARE Benefit?

Closing the chapter on a marriage can be a confusing time. If you're going through a divorce, you may be wondering about your TRICARE benefits. Divorce, annulment, or dissolution of a marriage is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE allows you and family members to make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan outside of TRICARE Open Season.

March 8, 2019

What is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?

Every year during TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. But did you know that outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Primeor TRICARE Select plan following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)? A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, change of address, or retirement from active duty.

March 1, 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Filing Medical Claims

Did you visit your doctor recently? If you visited a TRICARE network provider, in most cases, your provider will file a claim for you after the visit. In some cases, you may have to pay for health care services upfront and file your own claim to get money back. It's important to know when you need to file a claim and how to do so.

Feb. 21, 2019

Getting Married? Know Your TRICARE Health Care Options

You and your family members may experience changes in TRICARE eligibility and coverage after getting married.

Jan. 23, 2019

Learn More about Your Benefit with 2019 TRICARE Resources

It's a new year, which means it may be time to replace the old with the new. Do you have old or outdated TRICARE brochures or handbooks laying around? If so, now is a great time to check out the new 2019 TRICARE benefit resources. TRICARE publishes handbooks, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, and more. Visit TRICARE Publications to get started.

Dec. 26, 2018

Need Health Advice? Talk to a Registered Nurse Anytime

Sometimes you need a quick answer to a health question, and it helps to have an expert to turn to. With the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line, you can get advice from a registered nurse anytime, 24/7. Whether you're worried about your sick child, or need health care advice while traveling, the MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away.

Oct. 24, 2018

TRICARE and You: Coverage while traveling

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits. ... (more)

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Whether retiring from active duty (TRICARE Retiring from Active Duty Information Web Page) or from the reserve (TRICARE Retiring from the National Guard or Reserve Information Web Page) you have earned your TRICARE benefit. On this page we will share some helpful information to assist in accessing and using TRICARE.

TRICARE Publications
 

Retiring from Active Duty Brochure
A four-page brochure that explains TRICARE coverage options after retiring from active duty. The brochure describes what stays the same, what changes, what actions to take, and what program options are available. It also provides information on dental coverage and the pharmacy benefit. Contact information is also included
 
Retiring from the National Guard or Reserve Brochure
A four-page brochure that explains TRICARE coverage options after retiring from the National Guard or Reserve. The brochure describes what stays the same, what changes, what actions to take, and what program options are available. It also provides information on dental coverage and the pharmacy benefit. Contact information is also included.​

TRICARE For Life Handbook
A handbook that provides an overview of the TRICARE For Life (TFL) program—Medicare-wraparound coverage for beneficiaries who are eligible for both TRICARE and Medicare. The handbook describes how TFL works, getting care, TFL coverage, pharmacy coverage, dental coverage, claims and keeping DEERS information up to date during life changes. Contact information is also included.

2020 Costs and Fees Sheet
A four-page sheet that provides current 2020 costs and fees. Costs included on this sheet include: TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, premium-based health care options (TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult, and the Continued Health Care Benefit Program), the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, and the TRICARE Dental Program.

TRICARE Plans Overview
This product provides an overview of the available TRICARE plans including TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select and premium-based plans. Contact information is included.

TRICARE Choices for National Guard and Reserve Handbook
A handbook for National Guard and Reserve members that explains TRICARE options by sponsor status, health care options, how to qualify for and purchase TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, and TRICARE dental options. Contact information is also included. Find cost information for all TRICARE program options. >>Costs and Fees Sheet
 
Dental Options Fact Sheet
This six-page fact sheet outlines TRICARE dental coverage options, including the Active Duty Dental Program and TRICARE Dental Program. It also provides information about dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.

 

TRICARE Young Adult Fact Sheet
A five-page fact sheet that provides an overview of the TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program, which offers health care coverage to qualifying young adults. The fact sheet features information on qualifying, purchasing and enrolling in TYA; getting a uniformed services ID card; covered services; costs and fees; ending coverage; and changing TYA options. Contact information is also included.

 

TRICARE and Medicare Turning Age 65 Brochure
A brochure that provides information about how Medicare affects TRICARE coverage. It includes details about remaining TRICARE-eligible when becoming entitled to Medicare at age 65, signing up for Medicare, providers, prescription drug coverage and remaining TRICARE-eligible if you are not eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A. A turning 65 checklist and contact information are also included.

TRICARE and Medicare Under Age 65 Brochure
A brochure that provides information on remaining TRICARE-eligible when you become entitled to Medicare before age 65 because of end-stage renal disease or other disabilities. It also includes details about payment information, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program and important information regarding returning to work and entitlement to Medicare. Contact information is also included.

TRICARE Benefit Updates

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Moving after you retire?

If you move after you retire, be sure to update your address in DEERS.

Don't Lose Your TRICARE Benefits!

If you become eligible for Medicare under age 65 for a disability or any other reason, you must have Medicare Part B to keep TRICARE. >>Learn more about Medicare and TRICARE

Enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select?

If you're enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select, your coverage will end when you retire from the Selected Reserve. You may qualify to purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve.
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DEERS

Visit the DEERS site to access, review and update your TRICARE benefits information.

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Health Net Federal Services

Visit Health Net Federal Services for up-to-date information for TRICARE West Beneficiaries

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Humana Military

Visit Humana Military for up-to-date information for TRICARE East Beneficiaries.

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TRICARE Overseas Resources

Visit TRICARE Overseas Resources for more information regarding TRICARE Overseas program and plan options.