There will be a TRICARE Global Enrollment Freeze from Friday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET through Monday, July 26 at 8:00 am ET. This will affect several systems. During the freeze:
|FDA Recall of Certain Sleep and Respiratory Devices||
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed Philips Respironics to recall certain sleep and respiratory devices. This includes certain Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, Bi-Level Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices, and some ventilators.
|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:
|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.
|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.
|Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) Extension for Certain National Guard and Reserve Members||National Guard and Reserve members who separate from a period of more than 30 consecutive days of active duty served in support of the government coronavirus (COVID-19) response are eligible for coverage under TAMP.|
|Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) Changes||
If you have a child who’s been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you’ll soon have more access to health and support services.
These changes start to take effect on May 1, 2021, with a roll out plan for all changes to be in effect by Jan. 1, 2022.
Learn more about the ACD.
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 7/23/2021