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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 is Changing. Are you Ready?

Over the coming months and years, you will see some significant changes to the TRICARE health plan. Most provisions will go 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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Improvements in preventive care coverage with TRICARE Select

Article
11/21/2017
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

When TRICARE Select begins on Jan. 1, 2018, beneficiaries will notice improved coverage for preventive services

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TRICARE Changes Checklist

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11/17/2017

Use this checklist as a guide to help Take command and prepare now for the changes coming in 2018.

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Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

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11/14/2017
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

If you want to switch to a different TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a plan for the first time, take action before Nov. 20, 2017

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Enrollment Freeze Calendar

Publication
11/7/2017

This calendar provides key dates surrounding the upcoming enrollment freeze in December.

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Electronic PSA: Enrollment Freeze

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11/7/2017

An electronic public service announcement about the pending enrollment freeze that you can customize locally to help spread the word.

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Print PSA: Enrollment Freeze

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11/7/2017

Public service announcement you can print locally to help spread the word about the enrollment freeze in December.

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Print PSA: TRICARE is Changing. Are you Ready?

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11/7/2017

Public service announcement you can print locally to help spread the word about the upcoming changes to TRICARE.

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Print PSA: Expanded Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

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11/7/2017

Public service announcement you can print locally to help spread the word about the expanded coverage for mental health and substance use disorders.

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The Future of TRICARE

Presentation
11/3/2017

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of upcoming TRICARE changes that affect your medical benefits.

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All of the Updates - TRICARE Changes

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11/3/2017
Doctor and patient talking in an exam room.

All of the updates to the new health care system

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Winning against breast cancer with the help of TRICARE

Article
11/3/2017
Air Force Col. Theresa Medina, 319th Medical Group commander, and her daughter Sophia, pose for a photo at a harvest festival Oct. 7, 2017 at Grand Forks, N.D. Medina was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer on Nov. 3, 2011, but with the help of TRICARE and the support of family and friends she is now cancer free. (Courtesy photo)

Fifteen minutes after finding out she landed a position as a squadron commander at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, she found out she was diagnosed with cancer

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Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

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10/30/2017
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment.

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Online patient portal saves time, improves access to medical information

Article
10/30/2017
The TRICARE Online Patient Portal connects registered users with online health care information and services at military hospitals and clinics.

Patients who can more easily access their own health information using TRICARE Online are more inclined to use the health benefit

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Electronic PSA: TRICARE is Changing!

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10/26/2017

Electronic public service announcement you can customize locally to promote the changes coming to TRICARE in 2018.

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Print PSA: TRICARE Select

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10/26/2017

This public service announcement describes TRICARE Select, the new plan replacing TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra on January 1, 2018.

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