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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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Summer travel: Getting care while overseas

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7/10/2018
 Summer vacation is the start of travel season for many military families.

When traveling overseas, you should know what to do in the event of illness or other health issues

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Take Command: Open Season

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7/3/2018
Open Season Infographic 2018

TRICARE® is implementing an Open Season for enrollment. You can only enroll in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select or switch plans during Open Season or after a qualifying life event (QLE). This infographic describes what you need to know about coverage in 2019.

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Moving this summer? Your TRICARE options may change

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6/28/2018
Because moving is a QLE, that means you’ll have 90 days from the date of the move to change your TRICARE health plan based on your eligibility. (U.S. Army photo by Karen A. Iwamoto)

Moving may change your TRICARE health plan options

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Changes in marital status, changes in TRICARE coverage

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6/20/2018
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With TRICARE, QLEs are certain life changes, like moving, getting married or divorced, becoming Medicare-eligible, and more

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Keep your DEERS information up to date

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6/6/2018
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To remain eligible for TRICARE coverage, you must keep your information current in DEERS

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Assess your mental wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month

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5/25/2018
Similar to physical health, mental health requires regular care. Mental health is as critical as physical health to mission readiness. Therefore, it’s just as important to invest in your mental health as it is your physical health. (U.S. Air Force photo)

TRICARE provides mental health services for you and your family at all times

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

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5/24/2018
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Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S.

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TRICARE Facts and Figures 2018

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5/14/2018
Updated Infographic of TRICARE facts and figures

Infographic with updated TRICARE facts and figures

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FEDVIP brings vision coverage to TRICARE beneficiaries

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4/13/2018
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready?

You can begin reviewing the 2018 FEDVIP program options

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Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program

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4/5/2018
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Active Duty? Enroll to continue TRICARE coverage after retirement

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4/3/2018
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

If you retire from active duty, you can choose either TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select

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TRICARE Changes Urgent Care

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4/3/2018
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Comparing TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select

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3/26/2018
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If you have health coverage with TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans

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Changes coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program

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3/19/2018
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TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018

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TRICARE Philippine demonstration ends, new preferred-provider network begins

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1/3/2018
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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, a preferred-provider network will be available in the Philippines.

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