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Don’t delay your TRICARE covered cancer screenings
March 29, 2023
— If you had cancer, you’d probably want to know as soon as possible. That’s because when it comes to cancer, time is critical. Generally, the earlier a cancer is found, the easier it may be to treat or cure. Some types of cancer can be detected before a person even shows symptoms. TRICARE covers screenings for these cancers as part of your preventive care benefit...
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...
Retiring soon? Get to know your TRICARE options at March 30 webinar
March 14, 2023
— Are you or your sponsor getting ready to retire? Now’s a great time to make sure your TRICARE coverage will be ready too. Join us for a webinar, “Using TRICARE After Retirement,” on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time. TRICARE experts will walk you through your TRICARE plan options and what you need to do avoid a gap in health coverage. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions. Sign up now to attend...
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...
Q&A: Getting and using referrals with TRICARE
February 23, 2023
— You’ve likely heard the term “referral” in connection with health care. But what exactly is a referral — and how do you know if you need one? A referral is when your primary care manager, or PCM, or primary care provider sends you to another provider or specialist for care...
DOD releases policies to ensure access to non-covered reproductive health care
February 16, 2023
— The Department of Defense has released the directed policies on command notification of pregnancy, administrative absence for non-covered reproductive health care, and travel allowances for non-covered reproductive health care...
TRICARE: What to do after a qualifying life event
February 10, 2023
— When you get married or move to a new state, updating your health plan probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But when it comes to your health care coverage, personal milestones like these, as well as many other changes in your life, are known as Qualifying Life Events, or QLEs. A QLE opens a 90-day period for you -- and your family -- to make eligible changes to your TRICARE health plan outside of open season...
Find your TRICARE costs With Compare Cost Tool
February 7, 2023
— With the TRICARE Compare Cost Tool, you can look up costs for covered services, enrollment and more. You can also see how your plan’s costs compare to other plans...
Update your other health insurance info for TRICARE
January 17, 2023
— The new year is here, so it’s important to take stock of your family’s overall health plan coverage. This is especially true when it comes to other health insurance, or OHI. You may have had OHI last year, but now no longer. Or perhaps you’ve recently gained or changed OHI. In any of these cases, make sure your OHI information with TRICARE is current so your health care claims are processed accurately...
Start 2023 knowing your TRICARE plan’s catastrophic cap
January 12, 2023
— What will happen if doctor visits, medical tests, or even hospital stays start to pile up this year? How will it affect your family’s finances? Fortunately, there’s a set maximum amount you’ll pay out of pocket each year for TRICARE covered services. This amount is known as the catastrophic cap, and it resets every year on Jan. 1...
Learn what’s new in TRICARE Pharmacy Program at January webinar
January 10, 2023
— What do recent changes to the TRICARE Pharmacy Program mean for you and your family? Do you need to take any action? Learn more during a webinar, “What’s New in the TRICARE Pharmacy Program,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Sign up now to attend...
Know these TRICARE basics to make the most of your plan
December 28, 2022
— Familiarizing yourself with your health plan is key to making the most of your benefits. Here are some TRICARE basics to be familiar with...
Changes to TRICARE are expected in 2024
December 23, 2022
— A new TRICARE contract that facilitates beneficiary health care in the civilian sector, known as T-5, is expected to start in 2024. The changes will improve the delivery, quality, and cost of health care services for service members, retirees, and their families...
Four changes coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Program in 2023
December 21, 2022
— As the new year approaches, make sure you’re aware of changes to the TRICARE Pharmacy Program that may affect you. While these changes offer several enhancements, some of the changes may require action on your part. This will ensure you have access to the prescription drugs you and your family members need...
Choose a TRICARE health plan before Dec. 13 deadline
December 6, 2022
— Time is running out to evaluate your 2023 health care coverage. TRICARE Open Season ends on Tuesday, Dec. 13. This is the last day you can make changes to your coverage taking effect Jan. 1, 2023...
TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select: How to decide
December 1, 2022
— 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 or enroll in a TRICARE Prime option, including the US Family Health Plan, or TRICARE Select...
Know the difference: TRICARE Network Provider vs. Non-Network Provider
November 22, 2022
— Are you looking for a new doctor? Finding the right doctor is crucial to your overall health. Regular checkups are one of the best ways to screen for diseases and prevent future health problems. When searching for a doctor, you may come across the term “network provider” or “non-network provider.” Understanding these two provider types matters to you and your family...
TRICARE open season is here: Find right TRICARE plan for you
November 14, 2022
— TRICARE Open Season begins 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...
What you should know about RSV: symptoms, prevention, care
November 9, 2022
— You may have heard of a virus called respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. TRICARE encourages you to be familiar with the signs of RSV and see your health care provider if you think you or a family member has RSV...
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...