Join Feb. 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life

2/13/2020

Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the “What is TRICARE For Life?” webinar on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered.

The webinar will discuss TFL eligibility, when to sign up for Medicare, how to get care, and much more. Anne Breslin, the TRICARE For Life program manager at the Defense Health Agency and webinar presenter, will provide detailed information about TFL. Breslin will lead a Q&A after the presentation.

TFL is Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare Part A and have Medicare Part B. Once you’re entitled to Medicare Part A, have Part B, and show as eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you automatically receive TRICARE benefits under TFL.

“To make sure you don’t have a break in your TRICARE coverage, it’s important to keep your information up to date in DEERS,” said Breslin. “You should also sign up for Medicare when you’re first eligible to do so. Taking both of these steps will help ensure that you get your TFL benefits on time.”

As described in the TRICARE and Medicare Turning Age 65 Brochure, your birth date determines when you become Medicare-eligible based on age and when you should sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. See examples below:

  • If your birthday falls after the first day of the month, you become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month you turn age 65. You can sign up for Medicare between one and three months before the month you turn 65 years old.
  • If your birthday falls on the first day of the month, you become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month before you turn age 65. You can sign up for Medicare between two and four months before the month you turn 65 years old.

But there are people under 65 years old who may become eligible for Medicare due to a disability. You must have certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. Check out the TRICARE and Medicare Under Age 65 Brochure to learn more.

For more on TFL and how TRICARE and Medicare work together, don’t miss the Feb. 27 webinar. Register today.

Last Updated 4/1/2020