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2/13/2017 State of Emergency in California due to Flooding The governor of California has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to flooding. Emergency refill procedures are...
2/8/2017 State of Emergency in Louisiana due to Tornadoes The governor of Louisiana has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to tornadoes. Emergency refill procedures are...
1/24/2017 State of Emergency in Georgia due to Tornadoes The governor of Georgia has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to tornadoes. Emergency refill procedures are...
1/18/2017 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Pharmacy Options NOTE: The phone number for audio has been updated. Please dial 1-213-929-4212, access code 667-260-800. The number has also been...
1/17/2017 Save When you Fill your Prescription at a Military Pharmacy Did you know that you can fill your prescriptions at military pharmacies at no cost to you? Military pharmacies can...
1/13/2017 State of Emergency in Oklahoma due to Severe Ice Storm The governor of Oklahoma has declared a State of Emergency for the entire state due to a severe ice storm....
1/13/2017 State of Emergency in Several States due to Severe Weather The governors of Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have declared States of Emergency due to...
1/9/2017 State of Emergency in Nevada due to Flooding The governor Nevada has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to severe flooding. Emergency refill procedures are...
1/9/2017 State of Emergency in the Carolinas and Virginia due to Winter Storms The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have declared a State of Emergency, each for the entire state,...
1/6/2017 State of Emergency in Georgia due to Winter Storms The governor of Georgia has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to Winter Storm Helena. Emergency refill...
1/6/2017 State of Emergency in Alabama due to Winter Storm The governor of Alabama has declared a State of Emergency for the entire state due to winter storms. Emergency refill...
12/30/2016 What You Need to Know About Getting Speech Therapy Some children and adults have trouble saying certain sounds or words.  Not only will speech and language disorders—such as articulation...
12/22/2016 BLS Certification Enforced for ABA Providers The extension for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers to get necessary certifications is ending. Effective January 1, 2017, claims submitted...
12/22/2016 What if You Lose Your TRICARE Network Provider? You could lose your TRICARE network provider because he or she: Retires No longer accepts TRICARE, or For another...
12/19/2016 Managing Mental Health over the Holidays Holidays are a time when families come together to eat good food and spend quality time. They also can be...
12/16/2016 Protect Your Skin in the Colder Months It’s cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer.  Even though the temperature is cooler,...
12/15/2016 Ready for Winter? TRICARE Shares Safety Tips for the Season For many, the winter season brings family, merriment and holiday parties. It’s easy to forget that winter weather can be...
12/5/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about tax reporting and the Patient Protection and...
12/1/2016 Revised TRICARE Pharmacy Network Begins Dec. 1 Walgreens pharmacies join the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will...
11/30/2016 State of Emergency Declared in Tennessee due to Wildfires The governor of Tennessee has declared a State of Emergency in Sevier County due to wildfires. Emergency refill procedures are in...
11/30/2016 Get Cyberfit Before Shopping Online This Year Every year, more and more holiday shopping happens online. We’re also seeing more cybercrime as criminals try to steal personal...
11/29/2016 TRICARE Continues to Expand Coverage TRICARE constantly seeks to improve health care coverage. Effective early December, we will expand TRICARE coverage to include the care...
11/25/2016 TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries have had questions about...
11/22/2016 TRICARE Reminds Beneficiaries: Protect Your Personal Information Don’t wait for fraud against TRICARE beneficiaries to be in the news. Always protect your personal information!  Whether you’re active...
11/16/2016 Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout Smokers across the country are preparing for the third Thursday in November, when they will make more time to breathe...
11/15/2016 DEERS and Your Income Tax Reporting When you do not have your family enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), the Department of Defense...
11/14/2016 State of Emergency Declared in North Carolina due to Wildfires The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to wildfires. Emergency refill procedures are...
11/14/2016 Controlling Portion Sizes Thanksgiving will be here soon, and with it the temptations that come with everyone's favorite dishes. So as we gather...
11/9/2016 Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace It’s the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan. The open enrollment period...
11/2/2016 With the Freedom Quitline, Quitting Smoking Is Just a Phone Call Away Quitting smoking never seems to make it onto our calendars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
11/1/2016 The Importance of Health Literacy Health literacy means how well you understand your basic health information and services available to you. According to Health.gov, nearly...
10/31/2016 Be Aware of Bullying This Month October is Bullying Prevention Month and TRICARE wants you to be aware of resources available to you. Does your child...
10/28/2016 Staying Safe on Halloween Halloween is just around the corner, and you may be planning to go trick-or-treating with your children. The following health...
10/19/2016 TRICARE Expands Coverage for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure is now a covered diagnosis under the TRICARE cardiac rehabilitation benefit. Heart failure occurs when the heart...
10/18/2016 TRICARE to Expand Preventive Service Coverage TRICARE has always had excellent coverage of important preventive services and we are making it better.  TRICARE is adding new...
10/12/2016 DoD Will Conduct Flu Immunization Program Without FluMist The intranasal flu vaccine known as FluMist will not be available at Department of Defense (DoD) facilities or covered by...
10/6/2016 Hurricane Matthew Affecting Beneficiaries in Several Areas Hurricane Matthew affected several areas along the East Coast. All updates about blanket referral waivers and emergency prescription refills will...
10/6/2016 Don’t Get Sick, Get Stuck Every year in the early fall, flu season begins again. The flu makes most people feel sick and miserable, but...
10/3/2016 TRICARE Publications Get Redesign, New Look TRICARE offers a wide range of informational materials to help people understand their coverage and make important health care and...
9/30/2016 Express Scripts Pharmacy Network Changing for TRICARE Beneficiaries Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On...
9/29/2016 TRICARE to Expand Access to Mental Health Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment TRICARE is pleased to be implementing significant improvements to its mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) benefits to provide...
9/28/2016 Join us for a Facebook Town Hall on Women’s Health October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time when we encourage women to make time for screening and early...
9/16/2016 What’s Your Plan for a Disaster? Tropical storms, hurricanes, floods, cyber threats – there is no shortage of things that can go wrong. However, there is...
9/14/2016 What You Should Know About Your Cholesterol September is Cholesterol Education Month. Cholesterol plays an important role in your heart’s health but unfortunately, the Centers for Disease...
9/13/2016 TRICARE to Host Webinar on Separation History Physical Exam TRICARE is hosting a webinar for service members transitioning from active duty service. Join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2016,...
9/12/2016 Military Drug Take Back Program offers safe drug disposal The Military Health System is helping the military community fight back against the dangers of unneeded, unused and expired drugs....
9/12/2016 Options for the Those Who Need Assisted Living As you or your loved ones age, you may find that getting to doctors’ offices is more difficult or more...
9/6/2016 State of Emergency Declared in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia due to Hurricane Hermine The governors of Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia have declared a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Hermine for the...
9/2/2016 State of Emergency Declared in North Carolina due to Tropical Storms The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storms for the counties listed below. Emergency...
9/2/2016 State of Emergency Declared in Georgia due to Tropical Storms The governor of Georgia has declared a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storms for the counties listed below. Emergency refill...
9/1/2016 It’s Healthy Aging Week, TRICARE Wants You to Live Well According to the Centers for Disease Control, 45 million adults in the United States are 65 or older. By 2050,...
8/31/2016 Primary Care Manager Referral Waivers for Turkey Beneficiaries In April 2016, the Director of the Defense Health Agency, Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, approved a waiver of the primary...
8/29/2016 Medicare and TRICARE: How to Keep Your TRICARE Coverage By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four...
8/24/2016 Missing Appointments Wastes Time and Money It has happened to many of us. We call and set up an appointment with our doctor. We even write...
8/18/2016 Make Sure Your Children’s Eyes Are Developing Properly August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Children have several common eye problems. Being aware of them will help...
8/16/2016 Make Device Security a Part of Your Fitness Routine You eat right and exercise to make sure your body is fit. But do you take time to check the...
8/12/2016 Immunizations Offer Protection for All Stages of Life August is Immunization Awareness Month and is a great time to find out which vaccines you and your need to...
8/8/2016 Webinar to Discuss Health Care Options When TRICARE Eligibility Ends TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss health care options available to TRICARE beneficiaries once they are...
8/4/2016 Watch for Signs of Medical Identity Theft Did you know that health care is the number one target, nearly as much as retail, finance, and banking combined, for...
8/2/2016 It’s World Breastfeeding Week Did you know the first week in August is known as World Breastfeeding Week? Take some time this week to...
7/29/2016 Summer Time is a Great Time for Healthier Eating During the summer, many people spend more time outside whether on vacation or just enjoying the sun. Don’t let this...
7/27/2016 TRICARE Requires Basic Life Support Training for ABA Providers As part of TRICARE’s ongoing commitment to patient safety, providers who deliver applied behavior analysis (ABA) under the TRICARE Autism...
7/25/2016 TRICARE Asked & Answered Webinar TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to bring you the answers to your questions. Join us on Wednesday,...
7/22/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options. The webinar will take place on Wednesday,...
7/21/2016 DoD Awards TRICARE Managed Care Support Contracts The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the next generation of TRICARE Managed Care Support Contracts. >>View Article on Health.mil...
7/8/2016 TRICARE Offers Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites this Summer The American Mosquito Control Association reports that over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. This summer,...
7/6/2016 Grill Up Food Safety this Summer According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food...
6/30/2016 TRICARE Reminds Beneficiaries: Protect Your Personal Information Fraud against TRICARE beneficiaries is in the news. Protecting your personal information is vital to your privacy, and prevents abuse...
6/29/2016 Call Your Regional Contractor First when Getting Specialty Care TRICARE beneficiaries with special needs or a serious illness or injury have several resources available for help. Your care is...
6/24/2016 Make Sure Your #MilKid Has Access to Care If you have a new baby or have adopted a child, take the necessary steps to give your child access...
6/16/2016 Living Your Ideal Lifestyle is at the Core of the Free Smoking Cessation Program Are you living your ideal lifestyle? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. It can be tough to make...
6/7/2016 Summer Time is Disaster Prep Time Summer rays and cool breezes can quickly turn into unexpected lightning and blinding rains. TRICARE makes it easy to get...
6/6/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE’s New Urgent Care Pilot Program Join TRICARE on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Noon EST to learn about the new Urgent Care Pilot Program. This...
5/25/2016 New TRICARE Coverage of Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder TRICARE recently announced coverage of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for major depressive disorder. TMS is used when...
5/23/2016 Moving? Transfer Your Prime Enrollment with Just a Phone Call Frequent moves can be frustrating for active duty families. TRICARE gives you one less thing to worry about with Moving...
5/20/2016 Join TRICARE in Supporting Mental Wellness During Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health care is an important yearlong priority for the Military Health System (MHS). However during May, TRICARE and the...
5/12/2016 What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Each May, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) encourages everyone to actively learn about preventing and controlling high...
5/6/2016 National Women’s Health Week: Make Time to Stay Healthy In this world of busy days trying to balance work and family life, many women still don’t take time to...
5/4/2016 During Nurses Week, Nurse Advice Line emphasizes value to moms in the military National Nurses Week runs May 6-12 and includes the Mother’s Day holiday. During this time, the Military Health System recognizes...
5/3/2016 Plan for Proper Care this Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month May is peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. This month, educate yourself and your loved ones about proper care...
4/15/2016 TRICARE Improves Mental Health Care and Treatment People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment....
4/13/2016 Webinar to Provide Information about Infants & Immunizations TRICARE is hosting a webinar to talk about infants and immunizations on Monday, April 18, 2016 at noon EST. You don’t...
4/12/2016 New Urgent Care Pilot Program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries....
4/11/2016 New Parent? Call TRICARE’S Nurse Advice Line for Medical Advice New parents have a hard job. And after sleepless nights, new emotions and just trying to figure out the whole...
4/4/2016 TRICARE’S Nurse Advice Line: the Right Choice for Active Adults Do you know that more than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more chronic medical problems,...
4/1/2016 TRICARE Waives Referral Requirement for Family Members Evacuated from Turkey The Department of Defense is evacuating about 700 family members of active duty service members from southern Turkey, due to...
3/30/2016 Getting Care When Traveling Are you on Spring Break or preparing for vacation? Either way, you should know how to get medical or dental...
3/29/2016 TRICARE Releasing New Reimbursement Rates for Autism Care The TRICARE Health Plan announced new reimbursement rates effective April 1, 2016 for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services, which are...
3/29/2016 College Students: Call TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line for Your Medical Matters You’re away at school and it’s crunch time. Sadly, you have a temperature, a sore throat, a paper deadline and...
3/23/2016 TRICARE Offers Relief for Spring Allergies The weather is finally warming and we can spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately for some, warm weather brings suffering from...
3/21/2016 A New Study for TRICARE Beneficiaries is Helping Smokers Kick the Habit Have you tried everything to quit smoking? TRICARE beneficiaries now have a new resource to help them called the Freedom Smoking...
3/15/2016 Got A Question About Your Benefit? Tomorrow, March 16, at Noon EST, TRICARE is hosting a 60 minute "Ask Us Anything" webinar featuring a platform of...
3/10/2016 Dedicate Yourself to Healthy Eating this National Nutrition Month Who would ever play the games Rate Your Plate or Nutrition Sudoku? Anyone who wants to learn how to eat...
3/8/2016 Webinar to Discuss Using TRICARE and Other Health Insurance If you have any health insurance other than TRICARE, it is called "other health insurance." TRICARE and Military OneSource are...
3/4/2016 Don’t Snooze on Getting Enough Sleep Beginning March 6th, the National Sleep Foundation will celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, its annual event to raise awareness regarding the...
3/3/2016 VLER HIE Initiative: Because Having the Right Information is Always Important When it comes to your health, information is important. Your doctors need information about your medical history and the need...
2/23/2016 Cholesterol and Your Heart’s Health Cholesterol plays an important role in the health of your heart. A build-up of cholesterol and other deposits can block...
2/16/2016 Fight Sugar, Brighten Smiles for Children’s Dental Health February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. TRICARE offers two different plans to ensure your child can get the dental...
2/9/2016 Get Heart Healthy with TRICARE For individuals already living with heart disease, you know maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle is key to both improving health...
2/5/2016 DoD Official: New form provided for 2015 federal taxes WASHINGTON  — Defense Department civilian and military personnel will begin receiving Internal Revenue Service Form 1095 to help them complete...
2/3/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life NOTE: Capacity for the TRICARE For Life webinar scheduled for Feb. 10 has been reached. Please register for the encore...
2/2/2016 TRICARE Pharmacy Changes Effective Now Several changes to the TRICARE pharmacy benefit take effect on Feb. 1. First, copays for drugs filled at retail pharmacies...
1/29/2016 It’s Time to Have Your Eyes Checked If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam, and it’s been longer than a year, you...
1/22/2016 Be Prepared and Stay Safe During Extreme Winter Weather As you prepare for winter weather, make sure you and your family know how to safeguard yourself from cold temperatures,...
1/21/2016 TRICARE OTC Coverage Changes Feb. 1 TRICARE’s over-the-counter (OTC) drug coverage is here to stay. Formerly a demonstration program, the OTC benefit becomes a permanent...
1/13/2016 Don’t Know Where to Turn For a Sick Child? Call TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line It’s late at night and your child has a fever or ache. Deciding what kind of care they need can...
1/8/2016 The Nurse Advice Line: Providing Safe, High Quality Health Advice and Assessments The Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is a great evaluation tool for those seeking care or who have medical questions. The...
1/8/2016 New Year New You Webinar A new year offers a fresh perspective on the year that you won’t have any other time. The American Psychological...
12/30/2015 TRICARE Pharmacy Copays Change February 1, 2016 Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE...
12/29/2015 TRICARE Cataract Coverage Explained Cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute,...
12/22/2015 Spread Cheer Not Flu Germs this Holiday Season This time of year, people are out and about spreading holiday cheer – and their germs. During the holidays, many...
12/17/2015 Enhanced Features Available on Overseas Secure Claims Portal International SOS and WPS Military and Veterans Health, the TOP Claims Processor, have re-launched the secure claims portal for overseas...
12/11/2015 Take TRICARE with You As You Travel over the Holidays Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and...
12/10/2015 Handwashing: The Do-It-Yourself Vaccine Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading...
12/4/2015 TRICARE Benefit Expands to Cover New Hip Surgery The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act created a provisional coverage program that allows TRICARE to provide coverage for emerging treatments...
12/1/2015 New TRICARE Reimbursement Rates for Applied Behavior Analysis Providers Start in Spring 2016 Many TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) care under the Autism Care Demonstration....
12/1/2015 Time has come for TRICARE Beneficiaries to Move their Maintenance Drugs out of Retail This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. If you fill a prescription...
11/27/2015 TRICARE Webinar to Discuss TYA, Open Enrollment and Health Care Options TRICARE and Military One-Source are co-hosting a webinar to discuss TRICARE Young Adult, Open Enrollment and Other Health Insurance. Join...
11/13/2015 It’s Time to Get Serious About Diabetes Education World Diabetes Day is acknowledged annually on November 14. It is an international campaign launched to respond to the continued...
11/9/2015 TRICARE Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Service Members TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about benefits available to National Guard and Reserve service members. The...
11/6/2015 What TRICARE Beneficiaries Need to Know About Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace It’s time for open enrollment; the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan....
11/5/2015 November is Warrior Care Month TRICARE is a health care program for Uniformed Service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, survivors and their families...
10/28/2015 TRICARE Surpasses Two Million Flu Vaccines Given Through Retail Pharmacies When the weather starts to cool, it means that flu season is here again. TRICARE makes it easy to get...
10/28/2015 TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016 Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced....
10/26/2015 Eye Health and Safety October is Home Eye Safety Month. You may think your chances of being hurt decrease because you’re at home, but...
10/22/2015 Specialty Care Referrals Many TRICARE Prime beneficiaries receive their primary care from providers in military hospitals and clinics. Others may be enrolled to...
10/15/2015 Dental Hygiene: It’s More than Just Clean Teeth The Mayo Clinic reports that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health. This November, National Dental Hygiene...
10/7/2015 Exceptional Care for Exceptional Family Members Family members with special needs require special considerations. When you move, you worry if there will be adequate care and...
10/5/2015 Prior Authorization Allows Custom Care Health care is rarely one size fits all. The TRICARE benefit is designed to ensure that all covered care is...
10/2/2015 New Autism Care Demonstration Updates In an effort to continually improve the benefit, the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) was recently updated to reduce the...
10/1/2015 TRICARE Benefit Changes October 1 As of October 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select...
10/1/2015 October is Women’s Health Month Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority...
9/30/2015 Losing TRICARE Eligibility? Don’t Lose Your Health Care Coverage You can lose your TRICARE eligibility for a number of reasons. TRICARE offers several resources to make sure you and...
9/29/2015 Webinar to Discuss Women’s Health This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing the importance of women’s health. TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a...
9/23/2015 Fight Childhood Obesity One Pound at a Time Too many children are overweight in this country. Stopping obesity in children decreases their risk of illness and disease when...
9/22/2015 Need to Make Space in Your Medicine Cabinet? National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 26 TRICARE beneficiaries have a safe and easy way to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement...
9/21/2015 Prostate Cancer: Be Informed and Get Care Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly but once the cancer is...
9/15/2015 Get Answers! Don’t Be Confused about Cholesterol September is National Cholesterol Education Month.  Learning about cholesterol, and how to maintain healthy levels, is essential. A build-up of...
9/10/2015 New School Year, New Flu Year Children have returned to school and as they settle in to new classes and new routines, parents brace themselves for...
9/1/2015 Changes Coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit Starting October 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select...
8/31/2015 Webinar to Give Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to give an overview of childhood and adolescent immunizations on Wednesday, September...
8/27/2015 TRICARE Beneficiaries Being Targeted by Fraudulent Secret Shopper Offer The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity (DHA-PI) has received a significant number of return envelopes from mailings by...
8/25/2015 Make Sure You’re Ready When Severe Weather Strikes Two months into hurricane season without any major activity can make you forget how important it is to properly plan...
8/24/2015 Go Back to School with TRICARE It’s August and many families have begun their back to school preparations. For younger children and adolescents, this means getting...
8/20/2015 Watch for Signs of Vision Trouble in Children August is widely known as Child Eye Health & Safety Month. As we move from summer fun to focusing on...
8/11/2015 Webinar to Discuss Health Care Options When TRICARE Eligibility Ends TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss health care options available to TRICARE beneficiaries once they are...
8/10/2015 Fight Disease Before it Starts This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing preventive care. TRICARE wants you to know about your preventive care benefits...
8/5/2015 Protect Yourself from Summer Bites After a fun day at the pool or just being with friends, nothing can ruin the day like an annoying...
8/4/2015 What You Should Know About Durable Medical Equipment Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment for beneficiary use that helps them live a better quality of life. DME,...
8/3/2015 TRICARE to Give Overview of Mental Health Benefits and Autism Care Demonstration Update TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their mental health benefit. After the overview...
7/31/2015 Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week in many health and preventive health circles. Research has...
7/30/2015 Downtime Scheduled for Self-Service Websites The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) hosts several self-service websites.   MilConnect – You can update your personal information, check if...
7/29/2015 External Health Insurance Must Be Divulged, Official Says WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – The Defense Department wants to remind its health care beneficiaries who carry commercial health insurance...
7/23/2015 Get Answers to Your Medication Questions Have you ever picked up a prescription, got home and realized you had a question? Maybe you had a headache...
7/20/2015 Stateside Travel: On the Go with TRICARE Whether you travel for business or pleasure, it’s important to know that TRICARE is portable and travels with you wherever...
7/9/2015 Summer Time Is a Great Time to Fight Childhood Obesity With most children on summer vacation, parents may want to take this opportunity to ensure their children are getting adequate...
7/8/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Use a Full Sunscreen Regimen for Full Protection As the summer sun continues to shine down on us, we need to remain vigilant against sun damage. Knowing the...
7/6/2015 Prepare for Tax Season Now, Register Your Family in DEERS When you register in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you provide information necessary for you and your family...
7/1/2015 UPDATE: TRICARE Breast Pump Policy Town Hall Many TRICARE beneficiaries were understandably excited when the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded TRICARE coverage of breast pumps,...
6/24/2015 What You Should Know this PTSD Awareness Day To bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27 as...
6/23/2015 TRICARE Benefit Spotlight: You asked. TRICARE Answered. Breast Feeding Provision Town Hall Recap Many TRICARE beneficiaries were understandably excited when the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded TRICARE coverage of breast pumps,...
6/18/2015 World Sickle Cell Day: Be Aware, Take Action Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects millions of adults and children around the world. June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness...
6/17/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Be Safe in the Sun Spring is here and temperatures are rising. As you and your loved ones spend more time in the sun, be...
6/15/2015 Play It Safe in the Water this Summer When temperatures peak, heading for the nearest lake or pool is a fast and fun way to cool down. Unfortunately,...
6/9/2015 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Pharmacy Options TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their options for getting prescription medications. The...
6/8/2015 TRICARE’s Breast Pump Policy Updates Effective July 1 TRICARE’s Breast Pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies...
6/2/2015 Hurricane Preparedness: The Time is Now The National Weather Service National Hurricane Center is working to make sure you and your families have the information you...
6/1/2015 Encourage the Men in Your Life this Men’s Health Month Celebrated every June, Men’s Health Month promotes awareness, prevention and education of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and...
5/29/2015 PCS Season: TRICARE While Traveling TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about accessing their health benefit as they travel...
5/28/2015 Help Eliminate Tobacco Use on World No Tobacco Day Join TRICARE and the World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday, May 31 for World No Tobacco Day! Created in 1987 by...
5/27/2015 TRICARE Tools to Help You Learn About Your Benefit Your health care benefit gives you and your family security in knowing you can receive health care when you need...
5/22/2015 National Senior Health & Fitness Day® This year marks the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Always set for the last Wednesday in May,...
5/21/2015 Identify the Signs: Hearing Loss in Children and Adults Hearing loss is a major public health issue and the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease....
5/20/2015 Treatment is Available for Speech & Language Disorders Speech and language disorders can occur at any age. Whether dealing with children or adults, it’s important to understand that...
5/19/2015 Prior Authorization: A Medical Best Practice A prior authorization (or preauthorization) is an approval for a prescribed procedure, health care service or medication before you receive...
5/18/2015 Allergy Season Is Here: TRICARE Can Offer Relief In the spring, many people are happy to spend time outside after being inside for the winter. Temperatures are warmer,...
5/15/2015 Celebrate National Women’s Health Week National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take steps to improve their health....
5/13/2015 Moving Made Easy Webinar: For Active Duty Service Members and their Families TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate active duty families about Moving Made Easy, an easy solution...
5/11/2015 Mental Wellness in Children Transitioning from the Month of the Military Child into a month that emphasizes mental health awareness is a great time...
5/4/2015 Treatment is Available for Speech & Language Disorders Speech and language disorders can occur at any age. Whether dealing with children or adults, it’s important to understand that...
5/4/2015 Freedom Smoking Quit Line Research Study Offers TRICARE Beneficiaries a Chance to Quit Are you ready to take the first step in freeing yourself from cigarettes? If you are a TRICARE beneficiary that...
4/17/2015 TRICARE Program Spotlight: The TRICARE Overseas Program Point of Contact Program Military families are used to picking up and moving at a moment’s notice. Service members and their families often move...
4/16/2015 TRICARE Offers Help for Alcohol Abuse Everything in moderation rings true for many behaviors. If you use this saying, make sure you apply it when you...
4/13/2015 Salute Military Children During the Month of the Military Child In April, the military community comes together to highlight the contributions, bravery and patriotism of its youngest members.  The Month...
4/9/2015 It’s the Month of the Military Child! Continue to Give Kids a Smile We know that Children’s Dental Health Month is in February, but teaching kids healthy oral care can be done all...
4/7/2015 Military Children: Two Steps to Keep Them Covered New baby coming or just arrived? There’s so much to remember! In order to keep up with your baby’s growth...
3/31/2015 TRICARE’s Beneficiary Web Enrollment Portal Just Got Easier to Use Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries currently can use BWE to update their personal information and manage enrollments in TRICARE plans including USFHP,...
3/26/2015 Easy Access to TRICARE’s “First Eight” Mental Health Appointments Do you know? Counseling, psychotherapy, and family therapy are covered benefits under TRICARE. It’s no secret—the first eight appointments with a TRICARE...
3/25/2015 Learn about Brain Injuries this Month The Military Health System continues to emphasize Brain Injury Awareness this month. Learning about brain injury can not only help...
3/24/2015 Partnering with Parents to Prevent Pediatric Brain Injury Parents are the first line of defense in preventing brain injury in their children. Many parents are aware that the use...
3/23/2015 Take the Risk Test for American Diabetes Association Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the diabetes risk test...
3/20/2015 Is Your Workplace Putting Your Vision in Jeopardy? Nearly 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to workplace eye injury. This month, the American Academy of...
3/19/2015 Protect Your Private Information TRICARE wants to remind you that it will never call beneficiaries and ask you for your personal information, and if...
3/18/2015 Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches a nutrition and education campaign to encourage you to make informed...
3/18/2015 TRICARE to Support Operation Live Well in #UltimateFamily Twitter Chat More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight. This puts nearly one third...
3/17/2015 Spring Forward but Stay Rested Webinar This article has been updated to reflect the correct time of the webinar – March 23, 2pm EST. It’s been a...
3/12/2015 Raise Global Awareness about Endometriosis for Endometriosis Awareness Month Get informed about endometriosis! Find out if you are one of the millions of women living with it. Endometriosis affects...
3/11/2015 Make the Decision to Quit Tobacco for National Kick Butts Day Make the commitment to quit tobacco on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 for Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a...
3/10/2015 Webinar to Discuss Using TRICARE and Other Health Insurance If you have any health insurance other than TRICARE, it is called "other health insurance." TRICARE and Military OneSource are...
3/9/2015 From Your Heart to Your Stomach: Get Healthy with TRICARE and OLW Moving from Heart Health Month into Nutrition Awareness Month is an excellent time to talk about how the foods we...
3/6/2015 Spring Forward but Stay Rested This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. It’s no coincidence that it happens the week before we “spring forward” into...

Last Updated 3/12/2013