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DHA Launches Pilot to Tackle Mental Health Effects of Sexual Trauma
Sexual trauma can happen to anyone, and it can have long-term effects on your mental health. But it isn’t something...
Coast Guard Retirees Now Can Pay TRICARE Enrollment Fees by Allotment
Group A retirees now pay enrollment fees to maintain their TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select coverage. If you’re...
More Options to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Are you and your family looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine near you? If so, you’ll soon have more options...
Disenrolled from TRICARE Select? Here’s How to Reinstate Your Coverage
As of Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retirees are required to pay enrollment fees each month. If you...
When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
The big question on the mind of many TRICARE beneficiaries is, “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” The Department...
How to Find What Your TRICARE Plan Covers
Are you familiar with all the ways TRICARE covers you? TRICARE offers comprehensive coverage to help you get and stay...
COVID-19 Vaccination Options for the Selected Reserve Members (Including National Guard)
Are you a National Guard or Selected Reserve member with questions about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine? TRICARE has...
Find a Provider, Get the Care You Need with TRICARE
Have you seen your doctor in the last year? If not, it’s time to make an appointment. Seeing your doctor...
3 Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Hope is on the horizon with vaccination news and the beginning of a new year. But COVID-19 cases and deaths...
TRICARE Provides New Coverage for Low Back Pain Physical Therapy
Do you have acute or chronic low back pain? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. According to the...
New to TDP? Get to Know Your TRICARE Dental Program Benefits
Find Answers to Your TRICARE Cost Questions
How to Turn on Automatic Refills for Your TRICARE Home Delivery Prescriptions
Join March 25 Webinar for Introduction to TRICARE For Life
Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe and Effective?
Blood Donations Remain Vital for Service Member Care
Explore Your Provider Options with TRICARE Overseas Program
MHS Nurse Advice Line Available 24/7 to Help You
Q&A: When, Where, and How Can I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
I’m Getting Divorced. What Happens to My TRICARE Benefit?
DHA Improves TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration Program
Enrolling and Disenrolling from TRICARE
What is ECHO and How do I Enroll?
Subscribe to TRICARE’s New Podcast: Get to Know TRICARE
Register for April 15 Webinar on TRICARE For Life
Schedule Your COVID Vaccine Appointment with DHA Appointing Portal
TRICARE Seniors 75 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Adults age 75 and older should now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and...
Keep DEERS Updated as New Plan Year Begins
Did you or your family member experience a change last year that may qualify a DEERS update? As 2021 begins,...
Online Enrollment for TRICARE Overseas Plans Now Available
Are you a TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) beneficiary? If so, you’ll be pleased to know you have a new way...
Act Now: TRICARE Open Season Starts Today
TRICARE Open Season begins today, Monday, Nov. 9 and ends Monday, Dec. 14. If you’re enrolled in or eligible for...
TRICARE Beneficiaries May Be Eligible for FEDVIP Vision
When’s the last time you and your family members had their eyes checked? Maintaining good health and wellness includes eye...
Need Health Advice? Ask a Nurse 24/7
You woke up with a sore throat and a headache. Could it be a mild cold, the flu, or COVID-19?...
Join Nov. 4 Chat with TRICARE About Open Season
The TRICARE Open Season is almost here. Do you have questions about your health plan options? Not sure if you...
Early Detection is Key to Breast Health
Did you know that the most common cancer in American women after skin cancer is breast cancer? According to the...
Protect Your Hearing with TRICARE
Do you find it hard to hear your family or friends during conversations? Have you missed hearing a doorbell ring...
Make Managing Your TRICARE Prescriptions Easier with Pharmacy App
Are you looking for a fast and easy way to manage your prescriptions? You can download the Express Scripts® mobile...
New Monthly Premiums for TRICARE Young Adult Plans in 2021
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) coverage will increase. TYA Select will increase by 12.7%...
Join Oct. 29 Webinar on TRICARE Open Season
Are you prepared for TRICARE Open Season? Being prepared means knowing what health plans you’re eligible for, what changes you...
Act Now: Set Up Payment for TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees
If you’re a TRICARE Select Group A retiree, you may now set up monthly automatic payments for your new 2021...
A Flu Shot is Vital this Year: Why and How to Get One
Are you taking the necessary steps to protect your health this fall? With flu season here and the fight against...
TRICARE Open Season is Just a Month Away
Are you working on your fall to-do list? Don’t forget to add health care as an item. With the 2020...
Continue to Do Your Part to Slow Spread of COVID-19
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. By now, you’ve probably adjusted...
Got TRICARE For Life Questions? Here’s What You Should Know
Will you soon be eligible for Medicare based on reaching age 65? If so, now’s the time to start thinking...
Plan Now: TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees for Group A Retirees Coming January 2021
UPDATE: There’s new information available regarding TRICARE Select enrollment fees. Visit www.tricare.mil/selectenrollmentfees to learn more. Did you hear the news about...
Open Season is Coming: Take the Time to Prepare Now
UPDATE: There’s new information available regarding TRICARE Select enrollment fees. Visit www.tricare.mil/selectenrollmentfees to learn more. The annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries...
Join Sept. 17 Chat with TRICARE About Flu Prevention
Do you want to learn more about ways you can prepare for flu season? Not sure whether you should get...
Join Sept. 24 Webinar on TRICARE After Retirement
Will you or a family member be retiring soon? Do you have questions about how your TRICARE coverage may change...
New Baby on the Way? Get Ready with TRICARE
Is the size of your family about to grow this year? Planning for a new baby can be a fun...
Suicide Prevention Resources: Take Care of Yourself and Each Other
Globally, people are facing challenges caused by COVID-19. The pandemic may cause anxiety and stress. These feelings may feel stronger...
Pain Management and Opioid Safety with TRICARE
Feeling physical pain is part of being human. That pain can sometimes impact our daily lives. But the medications meant...
Get Answers to Your TRICARE Dental Program Coverage Questions
Are you looking to keep that healthy smile? Practicing good oral hygiene is the key to keeping your gums and...
DHA Launches New Websites for Air Force Military Hospital and Clinics
On Sept. 1, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) launched 74 new websites for Air Force military hospital and clinics. This...
Federal Benefits Open Season Starts Today: What this Means for TRICARE Beneficiaries
Are you deciding on a TRICARE health plan for you and your family? Don’t forget to consider your dental and...
Q&A: Set Up Your TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee Allotment Before Nov. 20
Are you a TRICARE Select Group A retiree or family member? If so, you need to set up your automatic monthly...
Join the Nov. 19 Webinar on TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Seasons
Open season is here. Don’t miss your chance to make your choice for 2021 health coverage, as well as dental...
Active Duty Family Member? Find TRICARE Coverage Options to Match Your Needs
Are you an active duty family member (ADFM) thinking about changing your TRICARE health plan? If so, you can do...
What Plan is Right for You, TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select?
The annual TRICARE Open Season is underway until Dec. 14. This is your chance to make changes to your current...
Found a TRICARE Plan? Enroll Using One of These Options
You’ve entered open season and decided on a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for you and your family. Ready...
TRICARE Select Group A Retiree Enrollment Fee Payments Due Now
Have you set up payment for your new TRICARE Select 2021 enrollment fees yet? If not, time is running out....
Open Season is Underway, Compare 2021 FEDVIP Plans and Costs
The Federal Benefits Open Season ends on Dec. 14. If you’re eligible for dental or vision coverage through the Federal...
Make Your Mental Health a Priority this Holiday Season
The holidays can be a great time to reunite with family and friends, relax, and recharge. Of course, even during...
One Week Left to Take Advantage of TRICARE Open Season
Did you know that the TRICARE Open Season ends next week? If you haven’t enrolled in a TRICARE health plan—or...
Your Options to Get a Flu Shot
Do you normally receive your care at a military hospital or clinic? If the flu vaccine isn’t available at a...
DOD Officials Announce Distribution Plan for Initial COVID-19 Vaccine
Understanding TRICARE Coverage of COVID-19 Testing
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and go to the doctor to get tested, will TRICARE cover your visit and...
Last Chance: Set Up Payment for TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees
The Dec. 31 deadline to set up payment for your new TRICARE Select 2021 enrollment fees is just around the...
Missed Open Season? How to Get TRICARE Coverage
If you missed the Dec. 14 deadline for open season, you’ll have to wait until next year’s open season to...
COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed in Phases to TRICARE Members
The COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available for you and your family. The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with...
Get Your Flu Shot for Free with TRICARE
If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, it’s not too late. Military hospitals and clinics are receiving the remainder...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Quarantine
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. As you continue to do...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Resuming Elective Procedures
As you begin to adjust to the new normal, you may have questions about your TRICARE benefit. You can find...
Blood Donation, Testing, and Research: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. How can you help the...
Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE
Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Testing
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Proper testing can help you...
Join the Fight Against COVID-19: Donate Convalescent Plasma
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Do you want to join...
Join July 30 Webinar on TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select
Am I eligible for TRICARE Prime? How do I get care with TRICARE Select? What are my costs? Join the...
TRICARE Dental Program Enrollees Receive Annual Maximum Increase
In response to COVID-19, the annual maximum for TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) enrollees was raised. TDP enrollees now have an...
TRICARE Qualifying Life Event: Marriage
Did you know that over half of all active duty services members are married? Just over 51%, in fact, according...
Got COVID-19 Questions? Read the Latest TRICARE FAQs
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Do you have questions about...
Keep These Summer Health and Safety Tips in Mind
While COVID-19 may have caused you to rearrange your original summertime plans, there’s still plenty you can do outdoors. However,...
COVID-19 Testing: What TRICARE Covers
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. You may have questions about...
Improved TRICARE Formulary Search Tool Helps You Learn About Your Prescriptions
Do you have questions about your prescriptions or medications? The TRICARE Formulary Search Tool is an educational tool that can...
Stay Healthy with TRICARE Preventive Health Care
Now more than ever, staying healthy is a priority. Besides washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing a cloth face...
Join Aug. 20 TRICARE For Life Webinar
Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage...
Behind on Vaccines? Get Back on Track with TRICARE
This summer, a COVID-19 vaccine is on the minds of many people. While the world waits for a vaccine, it’s...
What Are Your TRICARE Pharmacy Options Overseas?
Do you live overseas? Got questions about how to fill your prescriptions? If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE Overseas Program...
Meeting Your Changing Needs: TRICARE Premium-Based Plans
If you’re eligible for TRICARE, your health plan options may include premium-based plans. Plan availability depends on who you are...
Second Webinar Added: Join Aug. 27 TRICARE For Life Webinar
In case you weren’t able to join our Aug. 20 webinar on TRICARE For Life (TFL), there’s a second presentation...
When Disaster Strikes, Be Prepared with TRICARE
If a sudden disaster struck, would you be prepared? Would you know how to access your TRICARE benefit or prescriptions?...
TRICARE Q&A: What You Need to Know About Referrals, Authorizations
If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan, at some point you may need specialty care that your primary care manager...
Find TRICARE Options that Fit Your Health Care Needs
Health services come in many forms. Sometimes it means going to your doctor for a routine checkup. Other times it...
A Friendly Reminder: Keep Your DEERS Info Updated
Did you know that not keeping your family’s information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) could delay...
A Lifesaving Benefit: TRICARE Ambulance Services
Most people don’t want to think about costs when calling an ambulance. But you should feel reassured knowing that TRICARE...
Face Masks, Stress: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
Do you have a face mask to wear in public to protect yourself and others from COVID-19? Are you feeling...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Now more than ever, you may have questions about your TRICARE benefit. You can find answers on the TRICARE Coronavirus...
How TRICARE Is Responding to COVID-19 and What It Means for You
The Military Health System (MHS) is working to improve your access to care during these trying times. In response to...
Changes Coming Soon for Some TRICARE Select Retired Beneficiaries
UPDATE: There’s new information available regarding TRICARE Select enrollment fees. Visit www.tricare.mil/selectenrollmentfees to learn more. Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Telemedicine Services
As you begin to schedule a doctor’s appointment, you may have questions about your TRICARE benefit. You can find answers...
Get the Care You Need Now with TRICARE
Like most Americans, you’ve probably been washing your hands frequently, social distancing, and adjusting to a new normal since early...
Find Answers on TRICARE Coronavirus FAQ Page
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Are you looking for COVID-19...
TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Face Masks
During these uncertain times, you may have questions about your TRICARE benefit. You can find answers to your frequently asked...
TRICARE Benefits for Activated National Guard and Reserve Members
Currently, thousands of National Guard and Reserve service members have been mobilized across the country to support the fight against...
TRICARE Patient Portals Keep You Connected
Staying healthy means staying on top of your health care needs. But COVID-19 has upended many of our routines. TRICARE...
Military Hospital and Clinic Operations: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
You may be wondering how the Military Health System response to the health care demands of COVID-19 impacts the care...
TRICARE Offers Telehealth Services for Mental Health Care
The Military Health System is working to provide you with health options while you practice social distancing to combat the...
TRICARE FAQs: Protecting Your Child Against COVID-19
Do you have questions about how the national health emergency due to the pandemic affects you or your child’s TRICARE...
Catastrophic Cap Credit for Some TRICARE Households
Since Jan. 1, 2018, enrollment fees for TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, and the US Family Health Plan (USFHP) haven’t been...
Want to Quit Tobacco? TRICARE Can Help
You just threw out a pack of cigarettes. You’ve vowed never to smoke again. You know that using products, like...
With TRICARE, Help From a Nurse is Just a Call Away
With the impact that COVID-19 and social distancing is having on everyday life, you may be unsure how to get...
TRICARE Plan Options for Young Adults
Graduation season is upon us. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 2.96 million students are expected to earn...
Be Cyber Aware: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
While your attention is focused on staying safe and healthy at this time, don’t take your eye off cybersecurity measures....
DoD launches effort to collect COVID-19 convalescent plasma
Copayments Waived for COVID-19 Tests On or After March 18
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Did you know you can...
TRICARE Can Help if You Have a Substance Use Disorder
A substance use disorder (SUD) can affect anyone, and chances are you may know someone who’s battling one. According to...
TRICARE is Here to Help: COVID-19 Information, Resources in One Place
As the nation addresses the COVID-19 national health emergency due to the pandemic, TRICARE is adapting. Updated services and policy...
Appointments, Immunity, and Scams: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Are you wondering how to...
Get Familiar with Your Emergency and Urgent Care Options
During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more questions than usual about where to seek care or even the level...
TRICARE Revises Telehealth Policy to Respond to COVID-19
To improve virtual access to health care during COVID-19, TRICARE recently revised its policy on telehealth services. This temporarily allows...
Join May 21 Webinar on TRICARE Pharmacy Program
Do you have questions about your prescription drug coverage or where to fill your prescription? Or did you recently switch...
Is Your ID Card About to Expire?
Update: At the time of posting, this information is current. Visit www.cac.mil/coronavirus for the most current information on how to...
TRICARE Limits Refills of Some Inhalers
Update: as of July 10, 2020 TRICARE is removing temporary quantity limits on inhalers and restoring pre-COVID-19 limits. Patients with asthma...
FDA withdrawal of Zantac affects military health beneficiaries
The Food and Drug Administration advised a withdrawal of all over-the-counter and prescription ranitidine April 1, 2020. The drug, often...
TRICARE Pharmacy Options: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts
The Military Health System is working to meet the health care demands of COVID-19. You can help by staying informed....
How to Help: Delay Routine and Elective Medical and Dental Procedures
To keep up with self-distancing practices due to COVID-19, you should strongly consider rescheduling certain medical and dental appointments. Your...
Be Informed: COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact
As the Military Health System responds to meet the health care demands of COVID-19, it’s important to stay informed. TRICARE...
Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams Targeting TRICARE Beneficiaries
While medical professionals in the U.S. and overseas are working hard to combat the coronavirus, some people are using this...
Staying Mentally Fit During Social Distancing
Are you experiencing cabin fever? If so, you’re not alone. Sudden lifestyle changes and extended time at home is a...
Possible Military Pharmacy Changes Due to COVID-19
Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or...
TRICARE Extends Temporary Telehealth Support for Applied Behavior Analysis Services
TRICARE is taking new steps to support family members in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). As of Mar. 31, 2020,...
TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Brings Your Prescriptions to Your Door
When practicing social distancing, you may want an alternative to having to travel to the pharmacy. Now is a good...
Medical, dental elective procedures will be postponed 60 days due to COVID-19
As of March 31, all military treatment facilities and dental treatment facilities will postpone elective surgeries and procedures for 60...
TRICARE Covers Certain Telemedicine Services in the U.S.
TRICARE covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a TRICARE-authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a...
Addressing Emotional Responses to Threat of Coronavirus
While in graduate school, I was involved with some interesting research that examined students’ reactions to media coverage on the...
New Medical Facility Access Measures in National Capital Region
On March 12, military hospitals and clinics in the National Capital Region adopted new entry measures. These changes will help...
Tracking COVID-19: Know the Symptoms and How to Get Care
Update: There's new information available on how TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests. Visit Coronavirus Testing Coverage to learn more. Take action and stay...
Tracking COVID-19: Keep Healthy Habits in Mind
As the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, continues to circulate, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) wants to keep you informed...
Moving with TRICARE from Overseas to Stateside Duty
When you move from an overseas assignment to a new location stateside, your TRICARE eligibility doesn’t change, but your health...
Dental Care Tips for Kids Using TRICARE Dental Program
From babies to teenagers, practicing good dental hygiene is important for children of all ages. Parents play a critical role...
Got Feedback About TRICARE Publications? Take the Survey
Do you love TRICARE newsletters, or are fact sheets answering your questions? TRICARE wants to hear your feedback. Your comments,...
Join Feb. 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life
Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage...
TRICARE Dental Coverage Options Keep Your Smile Healthy
Let’s kickoff National Children’s Dental Health Month by looking at how you can keep your and your family’s smile healthy...
What’s at the Heart of TRICARE Coverage? Keeping Yours Healthy
It’s the season for cupid, chocolates, and roses. Around Valentine’s Day, people focus on pledging their hearts to loved ones....
DoD releases guidance to protect forces from novel coronavirus
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the Department of Defense has established a Spotlight page to disseminate the latest information on...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Dental Program
If you’re like many Americans, you’re starting the New Year with new healthy habits. Don’t forget about your dental health. As...
How TRICARE For Life Eligibility, Enrollment Works
Are you wondering what the TRICARE For Life (TFL) program is and whether you’re eligible? TFL is Medicare-wraparound coverage for...
Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know
By: Military Health System Communications Office With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines...
Looking for Answers? TRICARE Publications Can Help
Do you have specific questions about your TRICARE health, dental, and pharmacy benefits? Do you wish you had a resource...
Filling Prescriptions With TRICARE: You’ve Got Options
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides prescription drug coverage for all TRICARE beneficiaries. There are several options for filling your prescriptions....
Bring Your TRICARE Benefit Questions to Jan. 30 Webinar
Do you have questions about your TRICARE benefit? Start the year off right by getting your questions answered. Join the...
New Year, New You: Stay Healthy With TRICARE in 2020
Did you make a long list of resolutions this January? Consider one in 2020: taking better care of your health. “Staying...
What You Need to Know if You’re New to TRICARE
If you’re newly enrolled in TRICARE health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a...
TRICARE Expands Care With New Policy Changes
TRICARE recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable...
One Week Until TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Seasons End on Dec. 9
Do you want to make changes to your TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a dental or vision plan with...
Choose to Quit Tobacco: TRICARE Can Help
Do you want to quit tobacco, including smoking, vaping, or smokeless tobacco? TRICARE can help you. Using these products is...
Traveling Overseas This Holiday Season? TRICARE Travels With You
’Tis the season for holiday travel. According to the Transportation Security Administration, a record number of flyers is expected this...
The Flu Vaccine Protects You, Your Family, and Your Neighbors
The best way to prevent flu is to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. This vaccine protects against the...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Reserve Select Plan
TRICARE offers health plans that let National Guard and Reserve members and their eligible family members maintain health care coverage...
TRICARE Coverage for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members and Their Caregivers
If you were wounded or became ill or injured on active duty, your care is a top priority for the...
Join Nov. 21 TRICARE Webinar on Open Season
Open season is here. Be sure to make your choice for 2020 health coverage before open season ends on Dec....
Compare TRICARE Plan Costs to Prepare for TRICARE Open Season
With TRICARE Open Season right around the corner, now is the time to review your 2020 TRICARE health plan costs....
Almost Time to Act: TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov. 11
It’s that time of year again. Open season for TRICARE and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)...
TRICARE Open Season: Time to Pick a Plan
The second annual TRICARE Open Season will take place from Nov. 11 through Dec. 9. During this time, you can enroll in...
Open Season for FEDVIP Dental and Vision Coverage Starts Soon
Get ready for open season. The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9. If...
Join TRICARE for Oct. 31 Q&A Facebook Event on Open Season
Do you have questions about open season? Here’s your chance to get some answers. Join TRICARE on Thursday, Oct. 31...
TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase Starting Jan. 1, 2020
On Jan. 1, some copayments for your prescription drugs will increase. If you get your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy...
Join Oct. 24 Webinar on TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season
Are you prepared for open season? Being prepared means knowing what health plans you’re eligible for, what changes you can...
TRICARE Website Expands to Include Military Hospital Sites
The TRICARE website is growing. As of Oct. 1, TRICARE welcomed several military hospitals and clinics to its website. These four...
2019 TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Starts Next Month
Did you know that the TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season happen only once a year? Unless you...
Compare 2020 FEDVIP Plans and Costs, Prepare for Open Season
You can now review 2020 Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) plans and rates. View them online using...
Women’s Health Tips From TRICARE: Get Annual Exams, Exercise, Eat Healthy
October is Women’s Health Month. It’s never too early or too late to improve your health. You should always feel...
Make Enrolling in TRICARE Easy With Beneficiary Web Enrollment
Knowing how to enroll in TRICARE health and dental plans is important for you and your family. And having the...
Make Vision Coverage Choices to Fit Your Needs
According to the National Eye Institute, more than 150 million Americans have a vision problem that makes it hard for...
TRICARE Dental and Medical: Separate Programs, Separate Enrollments
Not sure if you have dental coverage? Did you enroll in a dental plan? Your TRICARE dental and medical benefits...
Bring Your TRICARE Benefit Questions to September 26 Webinar
Do you have questions about your TRICARE benefit? Here’s your chance to get some answers. Join the “Ask TRICARE” webinar...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Young Adult Plan
Did you know that if you’re a TRICARE beneficiary turning age 21, you may no longer be eligible for regular...
Get Ready: TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov. 11
Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change health plans for the next year. Now...
Traveling or Moving? TRICARE Dental Program Goes With You
When making plans to travel or move, know how your dental benefit goes with you. If you’re enrolled in the...
Get to Know Your US Family Health Plan Coverage
The US Family Health Plan (USFHP) is a TRICARE Prime option. It’s available through networks of community-based, not-for-profit health care...
Keep DEERS Up to Date to Use TRICARE
Being able to use TRICARE depends on you keeping your information up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting...
Be Disaster Prepared With TRICARE
Weather events and natural disasters are, by nature, unpredictable. But you can predict what you should do before, during, and...
Deactivating? Learn About Your TRICARE Coverage Options as a National Guard or Reserve Member
You deactivate once you’re no longer on active duty as a National Guard or Reserve member. Deactivating is a TRICARE...
TRICARE Coverage After Gaining or Losing Other Health Insurance
If you have any health insurance other than TRICARE, it’s called “other health insurance” or simply “OHI.” An example of...
TRICARE Covers You, Even When You’re Separating from the Service
Separating from active duty can be a busy time. And easing back into civilian life may require a transitional health...
Start the School Year Right With Healthy Teeth
The school year is just around the corner. Make sure to send your child back to school with a healthy...
Get Kids Ready for Back-to-School With Preventive Health Care
As summer draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the approaching school year. Preventive services, routine immunizations,...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Retired Reserve Plan
TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) is a premium-based health plan available for purchase by qualified retired members of the National Guard and...
FEDVIP Provides Vision Coverage to TRICARE Beneficiaries
Routine eye exams can help keep your vision strong. The National Eye Institute reports that a comprehensive eye exam can...
Join July 25 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE Coverage After Retirement
Will you or a family member be retiring soon? If so, you don’t want to miss this month’s webinar. Join...
Traveling Overseas? Know How to Get Care With TRICARE
If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your TRICARE coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on...
Join TRICARE for July 16 Q&A Facebook Event
If you have questions about your TRICARE benefit overseas, TRICARE is ready to answer them on Tuesday, July 16 at...
Join July 18 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life Coverage
Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you have to enroll in TFL, or when...
Practice Firework, Grilling Safety this Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is our national holiday to celebrate our nation’s independence. If you plan to celebrate by lighting...
Don’t Guess. You have 24/7 Access to a Nurse
Welcome summer! Hopefully, you and your family members will be spending more time outside being active or even traveling. Whether...
Moving? Update DEERS for Uninterrupted TRICARE Coverage
Summer is when you and your family may fulfill new orders and move to a new duty station. If you...
Summer’s Fun, Just Avoid Too Much Sun
Summer is here, and that means sunny weather is here to stay. Soaking up the sun is one of the...
Join June 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life Coverage
Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you have to enroll in TFL, or when...
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option Helps Families with Special Needs
Do you have a family member with special needs? Do they need health care services beyond those covered by their...
Take Command of Your Health During Men’s Health Month
Men, are you taking command of your health? Taking command of your health means making positive decisions each day that...
Planned Weekend System Outage to Affect Some TRICARE Beneficiaries
Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. EDT, there will be a scheduled downtime of certain online tools that you use...
Join May 30 Webinar on TRICARE Coverage for College Students, Young Adults
Will your child be heading to college, graduating, or turning age 21 soon? If so, you don’t want to miss...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Select Plan
With TRICARE Select, you can choose your own TRICARE-authorized provider and manage your own health care. This means the plan...
Struggling with a Substance Use Disorder? TRICARE Has You Covered
As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to expand access to treatments for substance...
Feedback, Please! Take the TRICARE Publications Survey
Do you read TRICARE publications to learn more about your TRICARE medical and dental benefit? Maybe you’ve recently downloaded the...
Moving Away to College May Change Your Child's TRICARE Options
Is your student heading away to college this fall? TRICARE coverage of eligible dependents extends to college students. A change of...
Your Child Transitioning to Adulthood with TRICARE Young Adult
Did your child graduate from college, but hasn’t yet launched a career? Not to worry, TRICARE may still be available...
A Change of Address May Mean New TRICARE Health Options
Are you and your family moving? Moving doesn’t change your TRICARE eligibility. But it may change the TRICARE health care...
Adding a New Family Member Overseas? Take Action to Get TRICARE Coverage for Your Child
Are you giving birth or adopting overseas? A change in your family composition, such as a newborn, adopted child, or...
Adding a New Family Member Stateside? Take Action to Get TRICARE Coverage for Your Child
Whether giving birth or adopting, this change in your family composition is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). The QLE...
Voluntary Drug Recall Alert: Fentanyl
On April 19, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of a small number of cartons...
Activating Soon? Your TRICARE Options May Change
Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve? If so, you may become eligible for active duty medical...
Continuing TRICARE Health Coverage after Retirement
When you retire from active duty or turn age 60 as a retired reserve member, your TRICARE coverage changes. After...
Now Enroll Your Family in a TRICARE Plan Online Using milConnect
Staying current on how to enroll in TRICARE health and dental programs will help you and your family get the...
Want to Quit Smoking? The Freedom Quitline Can Help
If you’re ready to quit smoking, the Freedom Quitline can help you take the steps toward a successful quit. The Freedom...
Join TRICARE for April 23 Q&A Facebook Event
If you have questions about your pharmacy benefit, TRICARE is ready to answer them on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:15...
Keeping Your Military Child Healthy with TRICARE
During the month of April, the Department of Defense recognizes the unique contributions of the military child. Military kids serve too,...
Join April 25 Webinar on TRICARE Pharmacy Program
Do you have questions about your pharmacy benefit or your prescription drugs? Join the “Make the Most of Your TRICARE...
TRICARE Updates Coverage for Breastfeeding Supplies, Services
TRICARE recently revised coverage regarding breastfeeding supplies and services. The policy now clarifies the specific types of breast pumps and...
TRICARE Covers Banked Donor Milk for Sick Infants
TRICARE now covers prescribed banked donor milk for infants with certain serious health conditions. Your baby and you must meet...
Your Environment and Your Body: How Exposure to Mold and Lead May Impact Your Health
A healthy environment is important to the health of your body. Possible exposure to lead or damp, moldy indoor spaces...
Who You See for Care Matters: TRICARE Provider Types
When you need care, you can visit several types of providers. Depending on where your provider is located, you may...
Bring Your TRICARE Benefit Questions to April 4 Webinar
Have questions about your TRICARE benefit? Here’s your chance to get some answers. Join the “Ask TRICARE” webinar on April...
Spring Travel? TRICARE Goes With You
If you’re planning a trip this spring, remember that TRICARE travels with you. Whether traveling stateside or overseas, make sure...
Get to Know Your TRICARE Prime Plan
TRICARE Prime is similar to a health maintenance organization, or HMO, plan. This means you get most of your care...
How Does Divorce Affect Your TRICARE Benefit?
Closing the chapter on a marriage can be a confusing time. If you’re going through a divorce, you may be...
What is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?
Every year during TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan....
Everything You Need to Know about Filing Medical Claims
Did you visit your doctor recently? If you visited a TRICARE network provider, in most cases, your provider will file...
Getting Married? Know Your TRICARE Health Care Options
Getting married? Congratulations! You and your family members may experience changes in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select eligibility and coverage after getting...
Understanding Your TRICARE Explanation of Benefits
If you’ve ever visited the doctor or hospital and used your health benefits, you’ve probably received an explanation of benefits...
Taking Care of Your Heart with TRICARE Benefits
Are you ready for Heart Health Month? This is the time to listen to – and take care of –...
Join Feb. 21 Webinar on TRICARE Dental Options for Service Members, Families
Want to learn more about your dental options with TRICARE? Join the “TRICARE Dental Options for You and Your Family”...
Get Dental Coverage through TRICARE Dental Program
Are you keeping up with your and your family’s dental health, and dental options? During National Children’s Dental Health Month,...
Preventing Winter Injuries with TRICARE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cold weather can cause extra strain on your heart. Outside of heart...
Winter Safety Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy
Winter can be a hazardous time of year. Frigid temperatures and slick roads can be dangerous. Being prepared and knowing...
Learn More about Your Benefit with 2019 TRICARE Resources
It’s a new year, which means it may be time to replace the old with the new. Do you have...
Save Money at the Pharmacy: Understanding TRICARE Prescription Drug Types
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides you the same prescription drug coverage with most TRICARE health plans. If you use the...
Emergency vs. Urgent Care: Do You Know the Difference?
You feel lousy and know you need medical care. But you aren’t sure if your symptoms require urgent or emergency...
Government Shutdown: Some Allotment Payments Affected
The partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018, affected allotments used by some TRICARE patients to pay enrollment fees...
Join TRICARE for Jan. 15 Q&A Facebook Event on Preventive Services
Do you have questions about preventive services that TRICARE covers? Here’s your chance to get some answers. Join TRICARE on Tuesday, Jan....
Don’t Let the Flu Get You, Get Your Flu Shot Now
Did you get your flu shot? If not, it isn’t too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
New to TRICARE? The Basics You Need to Know
If you’re new to TRICARE in 2019, welcome! You’ve joined 9.4 million beneficiaries who receive comprehensive health and dental coverage....
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