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Dec. 1, 2022
TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select: How to Decide
Are you thinking about your health care options for 2023? TRICARE Open Season, which runs until Dec. 13, might be your only chance all year to make changes to your current health coverage. Here are key differences between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select. Read the article to learn more.
Nov. 17, 2022
Keeping Your DEERS Info Current
Is your information still current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)? If you’re unsure, now is a good time to check. Whether you plan to enroll in a new health plan during TRICARE Open Season or stay in your same plan, showing up as TRICARE-eligible in DEERS is necessary.
Nov. 14, 2022
TRICARE Open Season is Here: Find the Right TRICARE Plan for You
TRICARE Open Season begins today, Nov. 14. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, this is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change health plans for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023. You have until Tuesday, Dec. 13, to make those changes.
Nov. 7, 2022
Preview 2023 TRICARE Health Plan Costs
Depending on your TRICARE plan, you may see changes to your costs, including enrollment fees, premiums, cost-shares, and copayments next year. Check out the 2023 costs for TRICARE health plans.
Oct. 6, 2022
Five Reasons to Switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery
Want your prescriptions delivered to your front door? TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery can help. Take a minute to see how getting your prescription drugs delivered may be right for you.
Sept. 27, 2022
Seeking Mental Health Services? Learn What TRICARE Covers
If left untreated, mental health challenges could affect your physical health. TRICARE covers a variety of mental health services to help you get care so you can stay balanced, in both mind and body.
Sept. 21, 2022
How Divorce Impacts Your TRICARE Benefits
Thinking about your TRICARE benefits may be the last thought on your mind during a divorce, but it's something you must consider. It’s important you understand how your TRICARE coverage may change for you, your children, and your ex-spouse.
Sept. 16, 2022
Registration for the Virtual Benefits Fair is Now Open!
The annual Virtual Benefits Fair will be available throughout the 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season. The Virtual Benefits Fair is an online health fair that houses 2023 plan information in a single location, enabling military families to browse exhibits, view, and download plan brochures, and connect with BENEFEDS and FEDVIP representatives via chat. Continued online...
Sept. 12, 2022
Q&A: What You Need to Know for Federal Benefits Open Season
The Federal Benefits Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 12, 2022. This open season is for dental and vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). FEDVIP is offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and is separate from TRICARE and TRICARE Open Season activities.
A Checklist to Help You Prepare for 2022 TRICARE Open Season
TRICARE Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 13, 2022. Open season is the time when most TRICARE families can make changes to their TRICARE health care coverage for next year. Preparing for open season now can help you make the best selection later.
Aug. 30, 2022
Make Sure You Understand Recent TRICARE Telehealth Policy Changes
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) made several temporary updates to the TRICARE benefit regarding telehealth. The DHA recently updated these telehealth policies.
Aug. 26, 2022
TRICARE Helps You Stay On Top of Preventive Health Care
Preventive health checkups can help prevent health problems before they start. They can also help in the detection of conditions that you may be at risk for. TRICARE covers many types of preventive health care exams and screenings.
Aug. 25, 2022
TRICARE Dental Program Health Matters Newsletter Issue 3 | 2022
Do you know all the tricks for protecting your teeth and gums? What happens to your dental benefits when you move? In this newsletter, you'll find the answers to these questions and more information about your TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) benefit. Some of the articles include:
When Should You Start Dental Care for Your Young Child?
Have Questions? Check Out These Dental Resources for Answers
Why You Shouldn't Fear a Root Canal
You can download the latest TDP newsletter at www.tricare.mil/publications/newsletters.
Aug. 10, 2022
Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options
Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Since your TRICARE health plan options change as you age, it's important to understand the plans you and your family members may be eligible for at each stage of your retirement years.
July 28, 2022
Have TRICARE For Life Costs Questions? Find Answers Here
A good understanding of how Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) work together is important. Here are Q&As to help you better understand the costs associated with TFL.
Read the article to learn more
July 12, 2022
TRICARE - 7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move
Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? Whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Here are seven questions to think about, so you can stay a step ahead of your move.
June 30, 2022
New to TRICARE? Handbook Helps You Learn Your Health Plan Options
Whether you're on active duty, separating from service, retiring, or a family member, the TRICARE Choices in the United States Handbook can help you learn about your stateside health plan options. It also describes your pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage options.
June 2, 2022
How to Use TRICARE and Other Health Insurance at the Pharmacy
Do you have other insurance in addition to the TRICARE? TRICARE calls this other health insurance (OHI). Some OHI includes a prescription drug benefit that can be used with the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.
May 31, 2022
TRICARE Fact Sheet Helps You Find Your Right Dental Plan
Check out the TRICARE Dental Options Fact Sheet to learn about dental options for you and your family. TRICARE dental options are separate from TRICARE health care options. Depending on your beneficiary category, you'll be eligible for different dental programs.
May 12, 2022
Is TRICARE Young Adult Right for Your Child?
Though your child loses regular TRICARE coverage upon turning age 21 or age 23 if enrolled full time at an approved college, many young-adult children can continue to get medical and pharmacy benefits up until age 26 through TRICARE Young Adult.
May 6, 2022
New TRICARE Dental Program Premiums Effective May 1
Are you enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)? If you are, you should know that the TDP monthly premiums changed on May 1. The new premium rates are in effect for the TDP plan year, which runs from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023.
April 28, 2022
10 TRICARE Health Care Terms You Should Know
Have you recently come across a health care term and weren’t quite sure what it meant? It’s OK. Health care coverage is full of terms you may not know. To help you better understand your TRICARE benefit, here’s a list of commonly used health care terms and definitions.
April 15, 2022
Do You Need All 4 Parts of Medicare for TRICARE For Life?
Do you have Medicare, or will soon be eligible to enroll? Medicare has four parts: A, B, C, and D. It's important that you understand how each part differs and which parts you'll need for TRICARE For Life.
March 21, 2022
Get Familiar with TRICARE Qualifying Life Events
When life changes for you, your health plan options may also change. These types of changes are called Qualifying Life Events, or QLEs. A QLE provides a unique opportunity for beneficiaries to make enrollment changes. With TRICARE Prime, including the US Family Health Plan, and TRICARE Select, the only other time you can make enrollment changes is during the annual TRICARE Open Season.
March 17, 2022
How to Get TRICARE Coverage for Your New Child
Welcoming a new child into the family is a joyous event. But there's also much to do, and much to learn, especially for first-time parents. How will you handle your new child's health care coverage? As a TRICARE beneficiary, what's the best way to extend your coverage to your baby?