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Copayments, cost-Shares, and other TRICARE costs you should know
August 29, 2023
— When it comes to health care costs, “copayment,” “cost-share,” and “deductible” are terms you might hear a lot. But what do these terms mean, and how might they affect you?...
TRICARE Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration extended, certain tests now covered
August 23, 2023
— The Defense Health Agency announced the five-year extension of the Laboratory Developed Tests, or LDTs, Demonstration. This means that if you have TRICARE, you’ll continue to have access to certain LDTs that aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The DHA also announced that TRICARE will now cover several preconception and prenatal carrier screenings that were previously offered through the demonstration as part of the basic TRICARE benefit...
Have other health insurance? Here’s how it works with TRICARE
August 15, 2023
— If you have coverage in addition to TRICARE through your employer, your spouse’s employer, or a private insurance program, you have other health insurance, or OHI. Certain OHI plans can affect your TRICARE health, dental, and pharmacy benefits. Here are six tips to help you learn how TRICARE works when you also use OHI...
How to find your TRICARE referrals
August 9, 2023
— If you have a TRICARE Prime plan, referrals play a big role in how you get health care. A referral is when your primary care manager sends you to see another provider. If your PCM needs to refer you to a civilian provider, your TRICARE regional contractor also plays a role in the referral process...
Before natural disasters strike, know your TRICARE benefits
August 3, 2023
— When the government issues a state of emergency, TRICARE may temporarily change its procedures to ensure that you receive timely medical care. Here’s what you need to know...
Beat the back-to-school rush: TRICARE preventive health checks for kids
July 25, 2023
— It helps to get required back-to-school health checks before the last minute. Summer vacation is also a perfect time to get other health care services for your kids, like dental and eye exams...
Learn how qualifying life events work at Aug. 10 TRICARE webinar
July 20, 2023
— What do moving, getting married, having a baby, and retiring from active duty have in common? They’re all TRICARE Qualifying Life Events, also known as QLEs. QLEs can affect your TRICARE coverage. Join TRICARE Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET for a webinar, “Moving, Marriage, and More: What TRICARE QLEs Mean for You.”...
TRICARE Q&A: Managing Your DEERS Record
July 18, 2023
— Has it been a while since the last time you checked your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record? If so, take a moment to make sure your information is up to date...
Add a Caregiver to Your TRICARE Express Scripts account
June 22, 2023
— Are you a TRICARE beneficiary with an Express Scripts account for your prescription drugs? If you are, you can now add authorized caregivers to your online account. Why the change? Because TRICARE understands that you may sometimes need support in managing your medications...
TRICARE moves with you: 5 tips to help ease your PCS move
June 14, 2023
— If you're moving during PCS season, you don’t have to worry about losing your TRICARE coverage. Your medical, dental, and pharmacy coverage remain unchanged throughout your move...
Q&A: Does TRICARE cover care when traveling overseas?
June 6, 2023
— While traveling overseas, the rules for getting care depend on your sponsor status, your health plan, and your location. Learn your options for accessing care overseas, as well as what you’ll need to do when you return home...
TRICARE preventive health benefits women should know
May 30, 2023
— It’s important for all women to get their recommended preventive services. TRICARE covers all clinical preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs to you if you use a TRICARE network provider. But if you’re age 65 or older and you have TRICARE For Life, follow Medicare’s rules for getting preventive care...
Getting a new prescription? Check TRICARE Formulary Search Tool
May 17, 2023
— You’re at a medical appointment and you’re getting a new prescription. Before your provider sends an electronic prescription or gives you a paper prescription, it may be helpful for you and your provider to look up the drug with the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool...
Know which vaccines you need and how TRICARE covers them
May 3, 2023
— TRICARE covers age-appropriate doses of vaccines, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. When you follow your plan’s rules, you can get these vaccines at no cost. Read on to learn more about getting yourself and your family vaccinated...
Q&A: Getting urgent care with TRICARE
April 12, 2023
— Getting sick or injured is never convenient. Fortunately, getting urgent care can take away some of the inconvenience of minor illnesses and injuries...
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...