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TRICARE Health Program

TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:

  • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks
  • Offers several health plan options that:
    • Give you access to high-quality health care
    • Meet the requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act
  • Provides comprehensive health coverage, including prescription drugs
  • Supports military operations and readiness

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TRICARE has Changed

Over the coming months and years, you will see some significant changes to the TRICARE health plan. Most provisions went into effect on January 1, 2018, with full implementation occurring on January 1, 2019. Go to the TRICARE Changes and You Spotlight to learn more.

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