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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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TRICARE open enrollment gives plan choices to beneficiaries

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Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, said the TRICARE Open Season enrollment period gives beneficiaries a choice in what they want to do with their health care coverage. (MHS file photo)

Open Season gives enrollees in the TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plans the opportunity to review their health care options and make changes in coverage based on their needs

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If you and your family want to make changes to your TRICARE health benefit, take action during the 2018 open season

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Expanded TRICARE benefits for certain National Guard members

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When responding to a state natural disaster, extended TRICARE coverage may be available to National Guard members and their families

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Take Command: TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 12

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Your chance to make enrollment changes to your health care in 2019 is just around the corner

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Compare 2019 FEDVIP dental, vision plans ahead of open season

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Prepare for Federal Benefits Open Season now by reviewing the 2019 FEDVIP plan options and rates

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Second chance to register: Join TRICARE for Oct. 11 webinar on new dental, vision coverage

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Retirees, retiree families, and active duty families are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown)

Retirees, retiree families, and active duty families are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage

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Voluntary drug recall alert: Valsartan

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Retiring from active duty? Take action, make an enrollment choice

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When you retire from active duty, you and your family have a change in status. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo)

When you retire from active duty, your TRICARE plan options will change

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TRICARE Access during an evacuation or natural disaster

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How to choose or change your TRICARE provider

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When you enroll in TRICARE Prime, you either choose or get assigned a PCM who will manage all of your routine, non-emergency, and urgent health care.

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