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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Nov. 14, 2019
Join Nov. 21 TRICARE Webinar on Open Season
Open season is here. Be sure to make your choice for 2020 health coverage before open season ends on Dec. 9. If you need help picking a TRICARE health plan or a plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, join TRICARE for the open season webinar on Nov. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss your options for 2020 health care, dental, and vision coverage. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation.
Oct. 30, 2019
What You Need to Know About Open Season
TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. The 2019 TRICARE Open Season begins on Monday, November 11 and ends on Monday, December 9.
Oct. 29, 2019
Open Season for FEDVIP Dental and Vision Coverage Starts Soon
Get ready for open season. The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9. If you're eligible and considering enrolling in a dental or vision plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), you can now review 2020 plans and rates. If you're currently enrolled in a FEDVIP plan and don't want to make a change, you don't have to do anything. You'll automatically be enrolled in a 2020 plan, but you should still check that you understand any changes to your plan and plan costs.
Oct. 23, 2019
TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase Starting Jan. 1, 2020
On Jan. 1, some copayments for your prescription drugs will increase. If you get your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a retail network pharmacy, you'll pay anywhere from $2 to $7 more starting Jan. 1. Congress made this change in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
Oct. 15, 2019
TRICARE Website Expands to Include Military Hospital Sites
The TRICARE website is growing. As of Oct. 1, TRICARE welcomed several military hospitals and clinics to its website. This change comes as part of a larger Military Health System transformation. The Department of Defense is transforming the MHS to improve the health care provided to service members, retirees, and their families.
Oct. 4, 2019
TRICARE For Life (TFL) Enollment
To be enrolled in TRICARE For Life automatically, make sure your information in DEERS accurately reflects that you’re receiving Medicare benefits. Don’t forget to pay your Medicare Part B enrollment fees. To learn more, visit: https://tricare.mil/TFL
Compare 2020 FEDVIP Plans and Costs, Prepare for Open Season
You can now review 2020 Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) plans and rates. View them online using the FEDVIP plan comparison tool. The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9. Dental premiums will increase 5.6% on average over current rates. Vision premiums will increase 1.5% on average.
Oct. 2, 2019
Mark Your Calendars! TRICARE’S Open Season is Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or to a family member’s TRICARE health plan for 2020? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.
Sept. 26, 2019
Make Enrolling in TRICARE Easy With Beneficiary Web Enrollment
Knowing how to enroll in TRICARE health and dental plans is important for you and your family. And having the most up-to-date information about enrollment will help you to receive timely coverage and care. If you're eligible for TRICARE, you can enroll in a health or dental plan by phone, by mail, or in person if overseas. However, online enrollment may be the easiest and most convenient way for you and your family.
Sept. 25, 2019
Make Vision Coverage Choices to Fit Your Needs
If you aren't an active duty service member or activated National Guard and Reserve member, TRICARE only covers prescription glasses and contacts to treat certain conditions. If you or your family members wear glasses or contacts, did you know you might be able to purchase vision insurance through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program?
Sept. 23, 2019
TRICARE Dental and Medical: Separate Programs, Separate Enrollments
Not sure if you have dental coverage? Did you enroll in a dental plan? Your TRICARE dental and medical benefits are separate benefits. To gain coverage, you need to enroll in a dental plan and health care plan separately.
Sept. 20, 2019
In Case You Missed It | TRICARE West Region e-Updates September 2019
2020 TRICARE Open Season; What to do After Receiving Emergency Care; Rate Update for Premium-Based Plans; Don't Forget to Update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS); DoD Self-Service Logon for Secure Portal Access; Back-to-School Preventive Health Care; Electronic Health Records Update; Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster; Vitamin D Deficiency; How Healthy Are You?
Sept. 18, 2019
Get Ready - TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov. 11
Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change health plans for the next year. Now is the time to think through whether you or your family members want to make changes to your current health, dental, and vision plan coverage. Two open seasons run at the same time this fall: TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. Both open seasons begin on Nov. 11 and end on Dec. 9. Enrollment choices made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Sept. 12, 2019
Get to Know Your TRICARE Young Adult Plan
Did you know that if you're a TRICARE beneficiary turning age 21, you may no longer be eligible for regular TRICARE coverage? But don't worry—even if you've aged out, you may still be eligible for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA). TYA is a premium-based health care plan. There are two options for TYA—TRICARE Young Adult Prime and TRICARE Young Adult Select. Your sponsor's status and your geographic location determine whether you can purchase either TYA Prime or TYA Select.
Aug. 28, 2019
Keep DEERS Up to Date to Use TRICARE
Being able to use TRICARE depends on you keeping your information up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). DEERS is a database of active duty and retired service members, their family members, and others who are eligible for TRICARE. TRICARE eligibility shows up in DEERS based on the sponsor's status. It's essential to keep your DEERS record up to date to get timely and effective TRICARE benefits.