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TRICARE Changes and You

The Military Health System (MHS) is modernizing to better serve you and respond to changes in law and policy. 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.

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TRICARE is changing. Are you ready?

What has changed so far?

What else is changing?

  • February 1, 2018: Pharmacy copayments will change.
  • December 31, 2018: TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will end.
  • January 1, 2019: You can start enrolling in the Federal Dental and Vision Program, if eligible.

Help Us Spread the Word

Use any of the materials linked below to help us educate others the TRICARE changes.

Public Service Announcements

What can you do to prepare for the changes?

Want to learn more?

Tell Us What You Think

Send us your suggestions on information you want to know about the upcoming changes: tricarechanges@mail.mil

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TRICARE enrollment restored following planned system maintenance

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The ability of TRICARE beneficiaries to enroll or change enrollment has been restored following a planned system maintenance

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Increases to TRICARE pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1, 2018

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TRICARE changes and network providers

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Military health: All for one, one for all

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Improvements in preventive care coverage with TRICARE Select

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Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

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Print PSA: TRICARE is Changing. Are you Ready?

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