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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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Evaluation of the TRICARE Program: Access, Cost, and Quality

Report
3/15/2013

S 1124, NDAA Conference Report for FY 1996, 104-450, Sec. 717

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Guidelines for Suspension and Reinstatement of TRICARE Reserve Select Coverage 12-009

Policy

This memorandum clarifies the procedures under title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 199.24(d)(3) for suspending TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) coverage for up to 12 months and, upon request from a TRS member/survivor request, lifting the suspension, which will reinstate coverage with no break.

Notification of 2013 Monthly Premium Rates for TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve 12-008

Policy

Calendar Year 2013 premium rates are established for TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve as specified in the memorandum.

Policy Memorandum to Establish 2013 Premium Rates for the TRICARE Young Adult Program 3116-12

Policy

Calendar Year 2013 premium rates established for the TRICARE Young Adult program as specified in the memorandum.

Enrollment of Active Duty Service Members in Terminal Leave Status

Policy

This memorandum describes the enrollment policy for Active Duty Service members (ADSMs) in terminal leave status. It restates our policy and provides further guidance on how ADSMs can access health care services while on terminal leave.

Policy Memorandum to Establish 2012 Monthly Premium Rates for TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve

Policy

Clear and Legible Report Process 02-2011

Policy

The purpose of this Policy Memorandum is to document unifonn business rules for managing the Clear and Legible Report (CLR) process and incorporate these business rules as standard operating procedures at all Referral Management Centers (RMC).

TRICARE 101

Presentation
9/4/2008

TRICARE 101 presented to the Defense Health Board Sept. 4, 2008

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TRICARE Changes and You

Spotlight
1/3/2018
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready?

Over the next year, TRICARE beneficiaries and staff will see some significant changes to the TRICARE health program.

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A Year in Military Health

Spotlight
11/21/2017
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The Military Health System experienced many changes in 2017. During December, MHS offers a look back at the highlights of 2017.

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