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Get Your Updated COVID-19 Vaccine With TRICARE

Sep. 21, 2023

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available for people ages 6 months and older. Here’s how to get the updated...
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TRICARE Q&A: Getting Care With Active Duty Denta...

Sep. 20, 2023

Most active duty service members (ADSMs) get dental care at military dental clinics, also known as military...
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Q&A: TRICARE For Life and Your Family

Sep. 14, 2023

Learn how your family’s TRICARE coverage works when one family member becomes eligible for Medicare and...
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TRICARE Tips to Protect Your Teeth in a Dental E...

Sep. 06, 2023

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. Fortunately, the TRICARE Dental Program covers emergency...
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Copayments, Cost-Shares, and Other TRICARE Costs...

Aug. 29, 2023

When it comes to health care costs, “copayment,” “cost-share,” and “deductible” are terms you might hear a...
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TRICARE Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration...

Aug. 23, 2023

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced the five-year extension of the Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)...
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Stay on Top of TRICARE Prescriptions With Expres...

Aug. 17, 2023

Do you need help managing your prescriptions? Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, has a free,...
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Have Other Health Insurance? Here’s How It Works...

Aug. 15, 2023

If you have coverage in addition to TRICARE through your employer, your spouse’s employer, or a private...
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June 16, 2023

Learn about TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit Formulary Changes

An overview of the TRICARE pharmacy benefit and the beneficiary formulary change communication process over the last five years, describes emerging challenges and outlines the impact associated with these changes.

June 14, 2023

TRICARE Moves With You: 5 Tips To Help Ease Your PCS Move

If you're moving during PCS season, you don’t have to worry about losing your TRICARE coverage. Your medical, dental, and pharmacy coverage remain unchanged throughout your move.

June 13, 2023

4 TRICARE Tips To Avoid Bug Bites This Summer

Summer is a time for having fun outdoors. Unfortunately, you and your family aren’t the only ones having fun outside. Bugs—and bug bites—increase dramatically in the summer months. Although most bug bites are harmless, some bugs can spread dangerous diseases. For example, mosquitos can carry malaria, West Nile Virus, Zika, dengue, and chikungunya, while ticks carry Lyme and other diseases. So, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself.

June 7, 2023

What’s the Buzz? Bug Week is Here, June 10-17

Buzz. Buzz. Swwwwaaaaaarm. SPLAT! These familiar sounds are a reminder that summer—and even more bugs—will arrive soon. To educate and inform the military community about illnesses transmitted by bugs and how to prevent bug bites at home or while deployed, the Military Health System is holding Bug Week, June 10-17. The week will also demonstrate the good things bugs can do for us.

June 6, 2023

Q&A: Does TRICARE Cover Care When Traveling Overseas?

While traveling overseas, the rules for getting care depend on your sponsor status, your health plan, and your location. Learn your options for accessing care overseas, as well as what you’ll need to do when you return home.

May 25, 2023

TRICARE Preventive Health Benefits Women Should Know

It’s important for all women to get their recommended preventive services. TRICARE covers all clinical preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs to you if you use a TRICARE network provider. But if you’re age 65 or older and you have TRICARE For Life, follow Medicare’s rules for getting preventive care.

May 24, 2023

5 Tips To Start a Conversation About Getting Mental Health Care

“How are you?” It’s a question almost everyone answers every day. Like most, your usual response is probably, “Fine, thanks. How are you?” But if you really think about it, are you fine? Maybe you haven’t been yourself in a while. You’re feeling sad, stressed, lonely, or just not how you want to feel. You’d like to start feeling better but aren’t sure where to start.

May 16, 2023

Getting a New Prescription? Check TRICARE Formulary Search Tool

You’re at a medical appointment and you’re getting a new prescription. Before your provider sends an electronic prescription or gives you a paper prescription, it may be helpful for you and your provider to look up the drug with the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool.

May 15, 2023

How COVID-19 Public Health Emergency’s End Affects TRICARE

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 expired at the end of May 11. You might be wondering what this means about the state of COVID-19 or if there are changes to your TRICARE coverage.

May 10, 2023

Key Things To Know About Your TRICARE Primary Care Manager

If you’re a new or longtime TRICARE Prime enrollee, you need to know about your primary care manager (PCM). Your PCM is the health care provider you’ll visit for most of your care. Learn about the role your PCM will play in your health care and your options for choosing or changing your PCM.