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3/29/2017 Is It Time for a Colorectal Screening? Is It Time for a Colorectal Screening? With the proper screening, you could avoid colorectal cancer.  Unfortunately, many people avoid or...
3/28/2017 TRICARE Asked & Answered Webinar - March 29, 2017 TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to bring you the answers to your questions. Join us on Wednesday,...
3/21/2017 TRICARE Can Offer Relief for Allergy Sufferers Whether it is seasonal or a reaction to a specific food, allergies can be bothersome or dangerous.  With seasonal allergies,...
1/18/2017 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Pharmacy Options NOTE: The phone number for audio has been updated. Please dial 1-213-929-4212, access code 667-260-800. The number has also been...
1/17/2017 Save When you Fill your Prescription at a Military Pharmacy Did you know that you can fill your prescriptions at military pharmacies at no cost to you? Military pharmacies can...
4/14/2017 Moving? Transfer your TRICARE Prime Enrollment Moving season is right around the corner. It is important to maintain your health care coverage when moving. Fortunately, with...
4/5/2017 Improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program Improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program Beginning on May 1, 2017, United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) will manage the...
5/11/2017 Learn about TRICARE Tools on May 15 Did you know TRICARE offers you tools to help you get the most out of your benefit? TRICARE and Military...
5/11/2017 Secure your medical device More and more medical devices are getting more sophisticated and connected to each other through the internet, hospital networks, other...
5/1/2017 TRICARE Changes to Nexium Coverage Starting on June 28, 2017, TRICARE will no longer include the drug Nexium in the preferred, or formulary, drug list,...
12/30/2016 What You Need to Know About Getting Speech Therapy Some children and adults have trouble saying certain sounds or words.  Not only will speech and language disorders—such as articulation...
12/1/2016 Revised TRICARE Pharmacy Network Begins Dec. 1 Walgreens pharmacies join the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will...
11/29/2016 TRICARE Continues to Expand Coverage TRICARE constantly seeks to improve health care coverage. Effective early December, we will expand TRICARE coverage to include the care...
11/25/2016 TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries have had questions about...
11/16/2016 Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout Smokers across the country are preparing for the third Thursday in November, when they will make more time to breathe...
11/15/2016 DEERS and Your Income Tax Reporting When you do not have your family enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), the Department of Defense...
11/9/2016 Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace It’s the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan. The open enrollment period...
10/31/2016 Be Aware of Bullying This Month October is Bullying Prevention Month and TRICARE wants you to be aware of resources available to you. Does your child...
10/19/2016 TRICARE Expands Coverage for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure is now a covered diagnosis under the TRICARE cardiac rehabilitation benefit. Heart failure occurs when the heart...
10/18/2016 TRICARE to Expand Preventive Service Coverage TRICARE has always had excellent coverage of important preventive services and we are making it better.  TRICARE is adding new...
9/30/2016 Express Scripts Pharmacy Network Changing for TRICARE Beneficiaries Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On...
9/13/2016 TRICARE to Host Webinar on Separation History Physical Exam TRICARE is hosting a webinar for service members transitioning from active duty service. Join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2016,...
9/12/2016 Options for the Those Who Need Assisted Living As you or your loved ones age, you may find that getting to doctors’ offices is more difficult or more...
8/31/2016 Primary Care Manager Referral Waivers for Turkey Beneficiaries In April 2016, the Director of the Defense Health Agency, Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, approved a waiver of the primary...
8/12/2016 Immunizations Offer Protection for All Stages of Life August is Immunization Awareness Month and is a great time to find out which vaccines you and your need to...
8/8/2016 Webinar to Discuss Health Care Options When TRICARE Eligibility Ends TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss health care options available to TRICARE beneficiaries once they are...
8/2/2016 It’s World Breastfeeding Week Did you know the first week in August is known as World Breastfeeding Week? Take some time this week to...
7/25/2016 TRICARE Asked & Answered Webinar TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to bring you the answers to your questions. Join us on Wednesday,...
7/22/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options. The webinar will take place on Wednesday,...
6/7/2016 Summer Time is Disaster Prep Time Summer rays and cool breezes can quickly turn into unexpected lightning and blinding rains. TRICARE makes it easy to get...
6/6/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE’s New Urgent Care Pilot Program Join TRICARE on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Noon EST to learn about the new Urgent Care Pilot Program. This...
5/25/2016 New TRICARE Coverage of Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder TRICARE recently announced coverage of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for major depressive disorder. TMS is used when...
5/23/2016 Moving? Transfer Your Prime Enrollment with Just a Phone Call Frequent moves can be frustrating for active duty families. TRICARE gives you one less thing to worry about with Moving...
5/20/2016 Join TRICARE in Supporting Mental Wellness During Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health care is an important yearlong priority for the Military Health System (MHS). However during May, TRICARE and the...
5/12/2016 What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Each May, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) encourages everyone to actively learn about preventing and controlling high...
5/4/2016 During Nurses Week, Nurse Advice Line emphasizes value to moms in the military National Nurses Week runs May 6-12 and includes the Mother’s Day holiday. During this time, the Military Health System recognizes...
5/3/2016 Plan for Proper Care this Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month May is peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. This month, educate yourself and your loved ones about proper care...
4/15/2016 TRICARE Improves Mental Health Care and Treatment People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment....
4/13/2016 Webinar to Provide Information about Infants & Immunizations TRICARE is hosting a webinar to talk about infants and immunizations on Monday, April 18, 2016 at noon EST. You don’t...
4/12/2016 New Urgent Care Pilot Program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries....
4/11/2016 New Parent? Call TRICARE’S Nurse Advice Line for Medical Advice New parents have a hard job. And after sleepless nights, new emotions and just trying to figure out the whole...
4/4/2016 TRICARE’S Nurse Advice Line: the Right Choice for Active Adults Do you know that more than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more chronic medical problems,...
4/1/2016 TRICARE Waives Referral Requirement for Family Members Evacuated from Turkey The Department of Defense is evacuating about 700 family members of active duty service members from southern Turkey, due to...
3/29/2016 College Students: Call TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line for Your Medical Matters You’re away at school and it’s crunch time. Sadly, you have a temperature, a sore throat, a paper deadline and...
3/23/2016 TRICARE Offers Relief for Spring Allergies The weather is finally warming and we can spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately for some, warm weather brings suffering from...
3/15/2016 Got A Question About Your Benefit? Tomorrow, March 16, at Noon EST, TRICARE is hosting a 60 minute "Ask Us Anything" webinar featuring a platform of...
3/8/2016 Webinar to Discuss Using TRICARE and Other Health Insurance If you have any health insurance other than TRICARE, it is called "other health insurance." TRICARE and Military OneSource are...
3/4/2016 Don’t Snooze on Getting Enough Sleep Beginning March 6th, the National Sleep Foundation will celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, its annual event to raise awareness regarding the...
2/23/2016 Cholesterol and Your Heart’s Health Cholesterol plays an important role in the health of your heart. A build-up of cholesterol and other deposits can block...
2/16/2016 Fight Sugar, Brighten Smiles for Children’s Dental Health February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. TRICARE offers two different plans to ensure your child can get the dental...
2/3/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life NOTE: Capacity for the TRICARE For Life webinar scheduled for Feb. 10 has been reached. Please register for the encore...
1/29/2016 It’s Time to Have Your Eyes Checked If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam, and it’s been longer than a year, you...
1/13/2016 Don’t Know Where to Turn For a Sick Child? Call TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line It’s late at night and your child has a fever or ache. Deciding what kind of care they need can...
1/8/2016 The Nurse Advice Line: Providing Safe, High Quality Health Advice and Assessments The Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is a great evaluation tool for those seeking care or who have medical questions. The...
12/30/2015 TRICARE Pharmacy Copays Change February 1, 2016 Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE...
12/29/2015 TRICARE Cataract Coverage Explained Cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute,...
12/4/2015 TRICARE Benefit Expands to Cover New Hip Surgery The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act created a provisional coverage program that allows TRICARE to provide coverage for emerging treatments...
12/1/2015 Time has come for TRICARE Beneficiaries to Move their Maintenance Drugs out of Retail This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. If you fill a prescription...
11/27/2015 TRICARE Webinar to Discuss TYA, Open Enrollment and Health Care Options TRICARE and Military One-Source are co-hosting a webinar to discuss TRICARE Young Adult, Open Enrollment and Other Health Insurance. Join...
11/13/2015 It’s Time to Get Serious About Diabetes Education World Diabetes Day is acknowledged annually on November 14. It is an international campaign launched to respond to the continued...
11/9/2015 TRICARE Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Service Members TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about benefits available to National Guard and Reserve service members. The...
11/6/2015 What TRICARE Beneficiaries Need to Know About Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace It’s time for open enrollment; the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan....
11/5/2015 November is Warrior Care Month TRICARE is a health care program for Uniformed Service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, survivors and their families...
10/28/2015 TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016 Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced....
10/28/2015 TRICARE Surpasses Two Million Flu Vaccines Given Through Retail Pharmacies When the weather starts to cool, it means that flu season is here again. TRICARE makes it easy to get...
10/26/2015 Eye Health and Safety October is Home Eye Safety Month. You may think your chances of being hurt decrease because you’re at home, but...
10/22/2015 Specialty Care Referrals Many TRICARE Prime beneficiaries receive their primary care from providers in military hospitals and clinics. Others may be enrolled to...
10/15/2015 Dental Hygiene: It’s More than Just Clean Teeth The Mayo Clinic reports that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health. This November, National Dental Hygiene...
10/7/2015 Exceptional Care for Exceptional Family Members Family members with special needs require special considerations. When you move, you worry if there will be adequate care and...
10/2/2015 New Autism Care Demonstration Updates In an effort to continually improve the benefit, the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) was recently updated to reduce the...
10/1/2015 TRICARE Benefit Changes October 1 As of October 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select...
9/30/2015 Losing TRICARE Eligibility? Don’t Lose Your Health Care Coverage You can lose your TRICARE eligibility for a number of reasons. TRICARE offers several resources to make sure you and...
9/21/2015 Prostate Cancer: Be Informed and Get Care Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly but once the cancer is...
9/15/2015 Get Answers! Don’t Be Confused about Cholesterol September is National Cholesterol Education Month.  Learning about cholesterol, and how to maintain healthy levels, is essential. A build-up of...
9/10/2015 New School Year, New Flu Year Children have returned to school and as they settle in to new classes and new routines, parents brace themselves for...
9/1/2015 Changes Coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit Starting October 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select...
8/31/2015 Webinar to Give Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to give an overview of childhood and adolescent immunizations on Wednesday, September...
8/24/2015 Go Back to School with TRICARE It’s August and many families have begun their back to school preparations. For younger children and adolescents, this means getting...
8/20/2015 Watch for Signs of Vision Trouble in Children August is widely known as Child Eye Health & Safety Month. As we move from summer fun to focusing on...
8/11/2015 Webinar to Discuss Health Care Options When TRICARE Eligibility Ends TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss health care options available to TRICARE beneficiaries once they are...
8/4/2015 What You Should Know About Durable Medical Equipment Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment for beneficiary use that helps them live a better quality of life. DME,...
8/3/2015 TRICARE to Give Overview of Mental Health Benefits and Autism Care Demonstration Update TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their mental health benefit. After the overview...
7/20/2015 Stateside Travel: On the Go with TRICARE Whether you travel for business or pleasure, it’s important to know that TRICARE is portable and travels with you wherever...
7/1/2015 UPDATE: TRICARE Breast Pump Policy Town Hall Many TRICARE beneficiaries were understandably excited when the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded TRICARE coverage of breast pumps,...

Last Updated 4/6/2017