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 Affordable Care Act. The webinar will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST.
Go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4003666362685116418 to sign up. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited due to system capacity. For participants on networked computers, please join us at our Defense Collaboration Services link: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/TRICAREMEC. Please avoid sharing personal health information when asking a question. For audio, please 1-866-724-3083, access code 1085851.
All Americans, unless exempted, must have minimum essential coverageBasic health care coverage that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement. If you don’t have coverage, you may have to pay a fee for each month you aren’t covered. (MEC) or pay a monthly “individual shared responsibility” tax penalty via federal tax returns. TRICARE fulfills the MEC requirements of the ACA under certain conditions.
The speaker for this event is Mark Ellis, a senior health program analyst with the TRICARE Health Plans Division of the Defense Health Agency. Mark manages the Continued Health Care Benefit and TRICARE Young Adult programs which offer premium based health care coverage to former service members and their family members when they are no longer eligible for TRICARE benefits. He has 35 years of DoD health care experience.