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July 29, 2021

Got TRICARE Dental Program Coverage Questions? Here’s a Brochure for You

Are you looking for dental coverage for you and your family? If so, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) may be able to help. The TDP is for active duty family members, as well as National Guard and Reserve members and their families.

July 23, 2021

Does your Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card expire soon?

The DoD is providing extending the expiration date for some Uniformed Services Identification (USID) cards.

July 20, 2021

PCS and TRICARE

Are you moving away this summer? If so, you aren't alone. Summer is a time of transition for military families with permanent change of station (PCS) orders, which means adjusting to new surroundings and new people. Whether you're moving to another state or relocating overseas, there are important steps you need to take to ensure a smooth PCS move.

July 13, 2021

TRICARE and Marriage: What to Do When Getting Married

It's a big moment when you say "I do." It's also important for your family health coverage. Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE coverage. And getting married is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). So, what does this mean and what steps do you need to take?

June 21, 2021

Retiring from Active Duty? You Need This TRICARE Brochure

When you retire from active duty, you experience a major life change. Some parts of your TRICARE coverage will also change. Wouldn't it be helpful if you had a resource you could download? Check out the TRICARE Retiring from Active Duty Brochure for information you need to know.

June 7, 2021

TRICARE Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? This is typically a time of transitions, whether to a new job, home, or city. It's also a time for many new graduates to transition to their own independent health care coverage. If your child is one of them, TRICARE Young Adult is one of several health care coverage options that may fit their needs.

May 27, 2021

Eligible for TRICARE For Life? What This Means for Your Family’s Coverage

Will you be turning age 65 this year? Your TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage begins on the first day you have both Medicare Part A and Part B. Here's a look at what you need to know about TFL and what happens to your family's TRICARE coverage once you become eligible for TFL benefits.

May 24, 2021

Available Now: Download Your Region's TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Today!

Download the latest East Region or West Region newsletter at www.tricare.mil/publications.

May 7, 2021

How Much Do You Know About TRICARE Qualifying Life Events?

Did you know that certain life events may change your TRICARE health plan options? They're known as Qualifying Life Events (QLEs). Now, why are QLEs important to you? QLEs are the only times you can make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select coverage outside of TRICARE Open Season. If you're ready to learn more, the TRICARE Qualifying Life Events Fact Sheet can help.

April 2, 2021

Enrolling and Disenrolling from TRICARE

Do you know how to enroll or disenroll from TRICARE? With a premium-based plan like TRICARE Young Adult, you can do so at any time. But with TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select plans, the rules for enrolling and disenrolling are different.

March 16, 2021

Explore Your Provider Options with TRICARE Overseas Program

Are you looking for a doctor overseas? If so, the TRICARE Overseas Program can help you find one. Depending on your sponsor's status and where you live overseas, you may only be able to get care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available. But the good news is that you do have a wide range of civilian providers you can see for care.

March 3, 2021

Find Answers to Your TRICARE Cost Questions

Have you ever received a medical bill that was higher or lower than you expected it to be? If so, you aren't alone. Health care cost language can often be confusing, and it may not always be clear how much you need to pay for a particular health service. The good news is that familiarizing yourself with cost terms and how your TRICARE plan works, can help you get the most out of your coverage and avoid surprises. To learn more, read the article.

Feb. 24, 2021

Check Out: Coast Guard Retirees Now Can Pay TRICARE Enrollment Fees by Allotment

Group A retirees now pay enrollment fees to maintain their TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage. If you're a U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) retiree, you can now pay your enrollment fees by allotment. This will allow you to have your enrollment fees deducted automatically from your military retirement pay.

Feb. 12, 2021

Disenrolled from TRICARE Select? Here's How to Reinstate Your Coverage

As of Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retirees are required to pay enrollment fees each month. If you didn't set up your enrollment fees for TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage last year, you were disenrolled from your plan effective Dec. 31, 2020. If you want to have TRICARE Select coverage this year, you must request reinstatement with your TRICARE contractor.

Feb. 10, 2021

TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now

The Coast Guard is now able to accept TRICARE Select fees by allotment directly from military retired pay. However, this allotment must be completed by contacting your TRICARE contractor.