Changes

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Change

Overview

Temporary Expansion of Telehealth Services TRICARE recently revised its policy on telehealth services. These changes are temporary during the national health emergency due to the pandemic. TRICARE will now:
  • Cover audio-only telehealth visits
  • Waive cost-shares and copayments for all covered telehealth services. These services must be from a military provider or TRICARE network provider.
  • Allow more providers to offer telehealth services

Learn more.

TRICARE Reserve Select Reinstatement Request Extension Have you lost your TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) coverage for failure to pay? You'll now have five months from your last paid-through date to request reinstatement. If your TRS coverage is reinstated, you’re still responsible for paying all past due premiums. You’ll also have to pay your current premiums, including fees. This is a temporary change during the national health emergency.
 

TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees for Group AIf you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A. Retired Beneficiaries

If you didn't set up your monthly enrollment fee payment by Dec. 31, 2020, contact your regional contractor.

Your TRICARE Select coverage will be reinstated back to Jan. 1, 2021 after you pay your back enrollment fees. If you don't act, you can only get care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Learn more about TRICARE Select Enrollment fees. 

Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy Demonstration

TRICARE is waiving copayments for up to three covered physical therapy sessions for eligible beneficiaries with a new low back pain diagnosis. This demonstration lasts from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023 in ten states. You must reside in and receive care in one of the ten states.

Learn more

Have you lost your TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) coverage for failure to pay? You have five months from your last paid through date to request reinstatement. If your TRS coverage is reinstated, you’re still responsible for paying all past due premiums. You’ll also have to pay your current premiums, including fees. This is a temporary change during the national health emergency.

Last Updated 1/4/2021