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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.
  • November 12 - December 10, 2018: Federal Benefits Open Season for FEDVIP.
  • December 31, 2018: TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will end.

What can you do to prepare for the changes?

Want to learn more?

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

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