Health Matters (East) Newsletter: 2023—Issue 2

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This quarterly newsletter provides information about your TRICARE benefit. This stateside edition contains information specific to beneficiaries living in the East RegionAlabama, 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.. Check the map to find your region.

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Issue 2 | 2023


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How do I find a TRICARE retail network pharmacy?

To find a network pharmacy near you, go to Find a Pharmacy or call the TRICARE Pharmacy Program contractor, Express Scripts, at 1-877-363-1303.

When can I change my health plan?

This depends on your health plan. If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan, you can change plans during TRICARE Open Season. Any changes made during open season will take effect on Jan. 1 of the next year. The only other time you can change TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select plans is if you experience a Qualifying Life Event.

For premium-based plans, including TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, and TRICARE Young Adult, you can purchase these plans at any time.

Does TRICARE cover home health care?

Yes. TRICARE’s home health coverage includes skilled nursing care, home health aide services, medical social services, as well as physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Pre-authorization is required for these services, and your home health care must be provided by a participating home health agency. Learn more about what’s covered at Home Health Care.

Want to learn more about your TRICARE benefit? Start with TRICARE 101. You can find information and resources about where to get care, what plans to choose from, what services TRICARE covers, and more.

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Last Updated 3/13/2024