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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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Take Command Electronic PSA Open Season July 2018

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8/1/2018

TRICARE Prime® and TRICARE SelectSM enrollees may switch benefit plans during open season from Nov. 12 − Dec. 10, 2018. If you choose to do nothing, your plan will remain the same for the next year.

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Take Command Short Brief Open Season July 2018

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8/1/2018

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year.

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Take Command Briefing Deck Open Season July 2018

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8/1/2018

This brief provides an overview of upcoming TRICARE changes that affect your medical benefits. For some retirees, these changes will also affect your dental benefits.

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Stay covered after age 21 with TRICARE Young Adult

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7/30/2018
Take Command of your health

TYA is an option for unmarried, young adult dependents who have aged out of regular TRICARE coverage

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FEDVIP is coming: Get to know dental and vision plans today

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7/12/2018
Take Command of your health

Now is a good time to become familiar with FEDVIP options

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Electronic PSA: You May Be Eligible for New Vision Coverage in 2019.

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7/12/2018

Public service announcement you can print locally to help spread the word about the upcoming TRICARE Open Season for coverage.

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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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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
Take Command of your health

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
Take Command of your health

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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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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