Health Matters (Overseas) Newsletter: 2022—Issue 3
This quarterly newsletter provides information about your TRICARE benefit. This edition contains information specific to beneficiaries living overseas.
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Issue 3 | 2022
- A Checklist to Help You Prepare for 2022 TRICARE Open Season
TRICARE Open Season is the time when most families can make changes to their TRICARE health care coverage for next year. Preparing for open season now can help you make the best selection for you and your family later. TRICARE Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 13.
- Q&A: What You Need to Know for Federal Benefits Open Season
The Federal Benefits Open Season is for dental and vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Review the Q&A to see if you’re eligible for FEDVIP. Federal Benefits Open Season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 12.
- New Cultural Exemption Affects Midwife Services for TRICARE Families in Germany
Are you living in Germany? Are you planning to have a child? If so, there are some important updates about midwife services, which TRICARE now covers for families in Germany.
- Make Sure You Understand Recent TRICARE Telehealth Policy Changes
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Health Agency made several temporary updates to the TRICARE benefit regarding telehealth. Here are important policy updates you should know before your next telehealth appointment.
- 10 TRICARE Health Care Terms You Should Know
Have you recently come across a health care term and weren’t quite sure what it meant? It’s OK. Health care coverage is full of terms you may not know. To help you better understand your TRICARE benefit, here’s a list of commonly used health care terms and definitions.
- Deployed Overseas? Get MyCare Overseas App to Help With Your Health Care
The MyCare Overseas app helps those enrolled in TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, or TRICARE Select Overseas navigate health care services in a new country.
- Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options
Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Retirement benefits depend on your age and service time.
How can I Continue TRICARE coverage after divorce?
After a divorce, your health plan options depend on whether you meet certain criteria. A former spouse only remains eligible for TRICARE if he or she meets specific criteria. These include the sponsor’s status, length of the marriage, and other factors. For information on how divorce or annulment affects TRICARE coverage, go to TRICARE’s Getting a Divorce or Annulment page.
How do I check the status of my referral or pre-authorization?
If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan, you may need specialty care that your primary care manager (PCM) can’t provide. In that case, your PCM may need to make a referral or pre-authorization for specialty care. Get help checking the status of your referral or pre-authorization through your TRICARE Overseas Program Regional Call Center.
How do I find country-specific information and resources?
When you live overseas, you have special contact numbers and country-specific codes to get the health care support you need and to get your questions answered. Go to the TRICARE Overseas Program website, select your region, and then find your country where you’re currently located to find contact information that applies to you.
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Last Updated 11/22/2022