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Before seeing the dentist, learn what TRICARE Dental Program covers
March 23, 2023
— Whether you’re seeing the dentist for a routine checkup or getting emergency dental care, the TRICARE Dental Program, or TDP, covers a wide variety of dental services. It’s important to know which services TDP covers before your next dental visit...
TRICARE Pilots and Demonstrations: How You Benefit
March 17, 2023
— TRICARE develops pilots and demonstrations to test new medical services, treatments, and approaches. These include initiatives for autism care, childbirth support and low back pain. Certain groups have the chance to benefit from these services during an evaluation period. You should consider which ones may be helpful for you or a family member...
How does TRICARE cover different types of care?
March 10, 2023
— Do you know where to go if you break a bone? What would you do if you had the flu? It’s good to know the general types of health care available to you -- especially when you need to make a quick decision about where to get care. And knowing how TRICARE covers each type can help you understand your health plan’s costs and rules for getting care...
Have diabetes? Check supplies, services TRICARE covers
February 28, 2023
— If you have diabetes, you know managing it well is vital to you staying healthy from head to toe. And from medical appointments to glucose monitoring and more, TRICARE can help you live your healthiest life with diabetes...
DOD official: Women's health equity is a real focus for DOD
December 28, 2022
— Health equality for women in service and women beneficiaries is and will remain a top priority for the Department of Defense, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Seileen Mullen made clear during a recent podcast...
Colorectal cancer screening age decreases to 45
November 25, 2022
— Although the overall death rate from colorectal cancer has been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. There has also been an increase in colorectal cancer-related death for people younger than 55, and an increase in diagnosis in patients between the ages of 40-49 over the past decade, according to the National Cancer Institute...
FDA lifts 'Mad Cow' blood donor ban
November 21, 2022
— A decades-old blood "mad cow" donor ban was recently lifted by the Food and Drug Administration, potentially increasing the nation's blood supply by hundreds of thousands of donors each year...
Preview 2023 TRICARE health plan costs
November 7, 2022
— Every year, TRICARE costs may change based on the law, the federal cost of living adjustment, changes in the cost of health care services and prescription drugs, and other factors. Depending on your TRICARE plan, you may see changes to your costs, including enrollment fees, premiums, cost-shares, and copayments next year...
TRICARE hosts open season webinar Nov. 17
November 4, 2022
— TRICARE Open Season is your once-a-year chance to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime, US Family Health Plan, or TRICARE Select plan. Don’t miss the “TRICARE Open Season and Your Options” webinar on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Central to learn more about this year’s open season. ...
Can your TRICARE coverage work with other health insurance?
October 20, 2022
— Are you a TRICARE beneficiary? Do you have other health care coverage in addition to your TRICARE plan? You may have employer-sponsored coverage or government health care plans. Or perhaps you have purchased additional coverage through private providers. Students may have health care coverage through their school. These additional plans are known as other health insurance, or OHI. If you have OHI, it’s important to know how you can use it with TRICARE...
Learn more about TRICARE pharmacy benefit at Oct. 20 webinar
October 11, 2022
— Did you know that if you have coverage under a TRICARE health plan, you have TRICARE pharmacy benefits, too? It’s true. The TRICARE Pharmacy Program is comprehensive. It offers accessible and affordable prescription drugs for you and your family. Wherever you live, TRICARE wants you to know how you can use the pharmacy benefit to best meet your needs...
Checklist helps prepare for 2022 TRICARE open season
September 16, 2022
— TRICARE Open Season starts in the fall. That’s the time when most 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 for you and your family later...
Q&A: What you need to know for federal benefits open season
September 14, 2022
— 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, or FEDVIP...
Make sure you understand recent TRICARE telehealth policy changes
August 30, 2022
— At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Health Agency, or DHA, made several temporary updates to the TRICARE benefit regarding telehealth. These temporary policy updates allowed you to get care safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DHA has since updated these telehealth policies...
5 Health Care Checkups for Your Child Before School Starts
July 26, 2022
— Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s almost back-to-school season. For parents, this means that it’s time to make a list of all the things your child needs for the new school year. As you begin to shop for new notebooks, pencils, binders, and clothes, don’t forget your child’s school-related health checklist. Now is the time to schedule appointments and beat the rush, as health care providers are usually busy just before the school year begins. TRICARE provides several clinical preventive services for children...
7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move
July 12, 2022
— Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station move this summer? This can bring big adjustments for you and your family. However, whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Still, you need to be prepared...
Retirement on the Horizon? TRICARE July 21 Webinar Is For You
July 7, 2022
— Planning for your retirement can feel as overwhelming as it is exciting. So when it comes to knowing about your health care options, TRICARE has a webinar to help you navigate this new phase of life. Register for the July 21 webinar, “What Happens to Your TRICARE Coverage After Retiring?,” from 1-2 p.m. ET...
Make sure your child takes right TRICARE plan to college
June 29, 2022
— For many parents, summer is a time of preparation, as they help their children get ready to move away to college. For your child, it might be their first time away from home. Will they have health care if they get sick or injured? Fortunately, your child’s TRICARE coverage will stay with them in college if enrolled full-time and meeting eligibility requirements...
Ask the Doc: Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion -- what's the difference?
June 28, 2022
— Dear Doc: During a recent run in the hot weather, I started to feel dizzy and got a headache. Could this be heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Can you please explain the difference between the two so that my buddies and I can learn ways to prevent heat-related injuries in the hot weather?...
Q&A: Understanding the updated Autism Care Demonstration
June 15, 2022
— Since 2014, the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration has provided Applied Behavior Analysis services to TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The ACD has gone through many updates over the years. The goal of these updates is to provide the best possible care to cover clinically necessary and appropriate ABA services for ASD. Also, ABA services are just one of many TRICARE benefits available to children with ASD...