Second Chance to Register for Webinar on 2018 TRICARE Changes
If you missed last month’s webinar, “Take Command – The Future of TRICARE,” be sure to register for our Nov. 20 webinar. Learn about upcoming changes to TRICARE and how to take command of your health.
The Military Health System is modernizing TRICARE to better serve you and respond to changes in law and policy. Join us for our next webinar on Monday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT) to learn how TRICARE is changing in 2018 and how to prepare for these changes.
In this webinar, presenters will discuss key changes to the TRICARE benefit, including:
- Reducing Three TRICARE Regions to Two: The current three TRICARE regions in the U.S. (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West) on Jan. 1, 2018. The North and South regions will combine to form the East regionUnder the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger of the North and South Regions and includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (Rock Island area), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (St. Louis area), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (excluding El Paso area), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.. The West regionAlaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa (excludes Rock Island arsenal area), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri (except St. Louis area), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas (southwestern corner including El Paso), Utah, Washington and Wyoming. will remain the same.
- Moving to TRICARE Select: On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Select will replace TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, both stateside and overseas.
- Enrollment Changes: Enrollments will shift from fiscal yearOctober 1 - September 30 (October – September) to calendar year (January – December). If you currently have TRICARE coverage, you’ll remain enrolled in your respective TRICARE plan in 2018.
- Updated Costs: Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll fall into one of two groups based on when you or your sponsor first joined the military. Each group will have different enrollment fees and out-of-pocket costs.
This is your benefit. To learn more about these changes and how to prepare for them, join us on Nov. 20 and visit the TRICARE website.