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May 22, 2019

Download Your Region's TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Today

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May 9, 2019

A Change of Address May Mean New TRICARE Health Options

Are you and your family moving? Moving doesn't change your TRICARE eligibility. But it may change the TRICARE health care options available to you and your family. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event.

May 3, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changed the Way Tax is Calculated.

The IRS encourages everyone to perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you have the right amount of tax withheld for your personal situation.

April 30, 2019

Reserve Leave Not Calculating Correctly

If member has reserve AD orders of exactly 30 days, DA does not credit 2.5 days of leave, therefore the SPO will need to submit a ticket to PPC to manually credit. Also, if a member has back to back consecutive reserve AD orders, where each order is less than 30 days individually, but combined consecutively equal 30 days, the SPO will also need to

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.

April 26, 2019

New Forms for Reserve Incapacitation Requests

ALCGRSV message 015/19 announces publication of the following forms: a. CG-1001C U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Incapacitation Benefits Request b. CG-6300 Medical Support Allowance Billet Request c. CG-6300A Monthly Physician Report

April 24, 2019

Procedures Issued for Auditing Standard Pay Transactions

E-Mail ALSPO message B/19 implements a standard business process for entering and validating pay transactions entered by Servicing Personnel Offices (SPO).

April 24, 2019

Maine Releases New State Income Tax Withholding Certificate

Maine has updated Form W-4ME, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. If you are a resident of Maine you should complete the new form and, if needed, update your state income withholding allowances via Direct Access Self Service as soon as possible.

March 22, 2019

American Forces Travel - Leisure Travel Website

Through a partnership with the DoD Services, Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) is happy to announce the launch of the first and only military travel booking engine, www.americanforcestravel.com.

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. 26, 2019

Personnel Accountability System (PAS) Policy Requirements

Personal contact information must be kept current in the authoritative data sources of Direct Access (DA), Active Directory (AD), My Employee Personal Page (MyEPP), and the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).