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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 Testing: What TRICARE Covers
You may have questions about COVID-19 testing. Two kinds of tests are used to determine SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection: diagnostic (viral) and antibody testing. It's important you know the difference between the tests, how to get tested, and what TRICARE covers.
July 21, 2020
Getting ready for a move? Have travel plans? TRICARE Select® Navigator might be the right tool to help you stay healthy in a new place
Eligible TRICARE Select enrollees have a new resource that can help them stay healthy—even when they are in a new place. From dealing with an injury while travelling to finding a new doctor when you move, a new program from TRICARE can help eligible TRICARE Select enrollees.
July 17, 2020
TRICARE Dental Program Enrollees Receive Annual Maximum Increase
In response to COVID-19, the annual maximum for TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) enrollees was raised. TDP enrollees now have an additional $300 of coverage for their dental care this contract year. The contract year runs from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. It's the latest of recent TRICARE changes introduced to improve your access to care during the national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
July 16, 2020
TRICARE Qualifying Life Event: Marriage
If you're newly married or marriage is in your immediate future, it's important to learn how getting married impacts your health plan options. Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE coverage. Your spouse's options will depend on your military status and where you live.
To learn more, read the article.
July 13, 2020
What's a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?
A Qualifying Life Event (QLE) is a certain change in your life, such as moving, marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty. This means TRICARE health plan options for you and your family may change. Learn how certain life events may change your TRICARE health plan options.
July 7, 2020
Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE
Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website Move.mil, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care.
Available Now: TRICARE Retiring from the National Guard or Reserve Brochure
Are you a National Guard or Reserve member who has retired or is about to retire? When you retire from the National Guard or Reserve, your TRICARE coverage changes. Learn how TRICARE options may change for you and your family and what you must do.
June 23, 2020
Changes Coming Soon for Some TRICARE Select Retired Beneficiaries
Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries must pay monthly enrollment fees in order to maintain their TRICARE health coverage. This is a change, and the first time this beneficiary group will pay enrollment fees. Here the key points you need to know.
May 8, 2020
A Friendly Reminder: Keep Your DEERS Info Updated
Did you know that not keeping your family's information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) could delay their access to health care? Errors can also cause delays with your claims and delivery of your prescription. Now is an important time to check your DEERS records.
March 4, 2020
Moving with TRICARE from Overseas to Stateside Duty
When you move from an overseas assignment to a new location stateside, your TRICARE eligibility doesn’t change, but your health plan options may. You need to take action by updating your personal information, reviewing health plans you may be eligible for, and transferring your and your family’s TRICARE enrollment. Following some simple steps can help you make a smooth transition to your new location.
Feb. 27, 2020
TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Issue 1, 2020
Eager to learn more about your TRICARE benefit? Here are just some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter:
TRICARE Rules for Enrolling and Disenrolling
Your TRICARE Payment Options
Seeking Care While on Active Duty
Take Action to Enroll in a TRICARE Plan When You Retire
Read TRICARE Publications and Take the Survey
Jan. 24, 2020
Don't Forget to Update DEERS
Make sure that your records in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) are up to date with your latest life events.
Dec. 9, 2019
Defense Health Agency (DHA) Monitoring Payment Processing Error in TRICARE East Region
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Humana Military are working closely together to quickly assist approximately 75,000 TRICARE beneficiaries affected by a payment processing error that occurred on Thursday Dec. 5. For those affected, health care coverage remains uninterrupted.
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. 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.