News | March 9, 2021

Join March 25 Webinar for Introduction to TRICARE For Life

By TRICARE Communications

Will you soon be eligible for Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage? If yes, be sure to join the TRICARE webinar, “TRICARE For Life: Coverage Basics, Eligibility, and Costs,” on March 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn important information on how TFL works. The webinar will include a presentation and Q&A. You must register if you want to participate. Registration for the webinar is on a first come, first served basis.
 
What is TFL? TFL is Medicare-wraparound coverage for retired service members and their TRICARE-eligible family members who have both Medicare Part A and Part B. As described in the TRICARE For Life Handbook, once you’re entitled to Medicare Part A, have Part B, and show as eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you automatically get TFL benefits.
 
“You should check that your information in DEERS is current and sign up for Medicare as soon as you’re first eligible to do so,” said Anne Breslin, TRICARE For Life program manager with the Defense Health Agency. “Following these steps will help make sure that you don’t have a break in your TRICARE coverage and you get your TFL benefits on time.”
 
When to sign up for Medicare and DEERS are just some of the key topics that Breslin will highlight during the webinar. You can also look forward to learning how Medicare and TRICARE work together. The webinar will touch on who can use TFL, how to get care, what costs you pay, and more.
 
Don’t miss the March 25 TRICARE webinar for information and resources to help you make the most of your TFL coverage. Remember, you must register if you want to attend.
 
Sandra Murray-Campbell, licensed practical nurse, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Army Capt. Bryana Fournier , a registered nurse for the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital emergency department at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana. DOD and CDC advise all pregnant people, those trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (Photo by: Jean Graves, Regional Health Command Central).

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