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Relocating the TRICARE Way with “Moving Made Easy”

1/23/2014

Moving can be a hassle, but it doesn’t need to get in the way of great health care. Active duty service members and their families using TRICARE Prime can transfer their enrollment by phone through “Moving Made Easy.” Moving Made Easy is hassle-free and automated; all the beneficiary needs is a telephone.

Beneficiaries moving within a TRICARE region can call their regional contractor to switch to a new primary care manager (PCM). If they’re switching regions or moving overseas, or moving from overseas back to the United States, Prime beneficiaries can call their regional or overseas contractor to start the transfer process. Their information is sent to the new contractor, which will follow up within five days of the beneficiary’s arrival at their new location to complete the transfer. The new regional contractor will work with the beneficiary to assign them a PCM best suited to their needs and location.

TRICARE’s regional contractors are:

  • North – Health Net Federal Services: 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
  • South – Humana Military: 1-800-444-5445
  • West – United Healthcare Military & Veterans: 1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378)
  • Overseas – International SOS: www.tricare-overseas.com/ContactUs

It’s important that beneficiaries do not disenroll from their plan before moving to make sure they’re covered while en route to their new location. Equally important, after arriving beneficiaries need to update their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record with their new address, phone number and other necessary information.

Moving does not affect TRICARE eligibility; however it may change a beneficiary’s available health plan options, so make sure to follow all the steps.

Make the transition to a new area easier with Moving Made Easy! For more information on moving with TRICARE click here: www.tricare.mil/Moving.

Last Updated 9/3/2014