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Q&A: What To Know as New TRICARE Contracts Begin...

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May. 15, 2024

New TRICARE managed care support contracts, known as T-5, will start on Jan. 1, 2025. The new contracts will...
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Retiring? Get Answers to Your TRICARE Questions ...

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May. 08, 2024

Are you or your sponsor approaching retirement from active duty or the National Guard or Reserve? On Thursday,...
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9 Military Hospitals Receive Highest Leapfrog Gr...

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May. 03, 2024

The Defense Health Agency announced May 1, 2024, that nine military hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog...
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TRICARE and Marriage: What You Need To Know

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May. 02, 2024

Getting married is an exciting time in your life. If you’re a new military spouse, there are certain things...
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Age 45 or Older? Screen for Colorectal Cancer Wi...

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May. 01, 2024

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in people under 50 in the United States. Recent guidelines state that anyone...
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National Guard and Reserve Members: Explore Plan...

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Apr. 25, 2024

Are you a National Guard or Reserve member looking to learn more about your TRICARE plan options? The TRICARE...
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Expecting a Child? Here’s How TRICARE Covers Mat...

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Apr. 23, 2024

Recently learned you’re expecting a baby? Congratulations! TRICARE is here to help you get the care you need...
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Improving Outcomes: How TRICARE Covers Cancer Cl...

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Apr. 22, 2024

If you have cancer, clinical trials can offer a path to innovative new treatments and improved care in the...
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Oct. 6, 2020

Continue to Do Your Part to Slow Spread of COVID-19

By now, you’ve probably adjusted to life during COVID-19. Staying away from large gatherings and wearing a mask in public is the new normal. You’ve also learned how to safely access your TRICARE benefit. But now isn’t the time to let your guard down. These habits will be important to remember—especially as some restrictions begin to ease in your community. By continuing to take action and staying informed, you can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Oct. 1, 2020

Got TRICARE For Life Questions? Here’s What You Should Know

Will you soon be eligible for Medicare based on reaching age 65? If so, now’s the time to start thinking about your future health care needs. With TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage, you can get the care you need while minimizing your out-of-pocket costs. As you begin to learn about TFL, you may have questions about costs, what’s covered, and if you’re eligible for it. By understanding how TRICARE and Medicare work together, you can get the most out of your coverage.

Sept. 30, 2020

Plan Now: TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees for Group A Retirees Coming January 2021

Did you hear the news about TRICARE Select enrollment fees? TRICARE Select Group A retirees must begin paying enrollment fees to maintain health coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2021. TRICARE Select is the name of the plan that replaced the former TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra programs in 2018.

Sept. 28, 2020

DHA Launches New Websites for Air Force Military Hospital and Clinics

On Sept. 1, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) launched 74 new websites for Air Force military hospital and clinics. ­This is an important step to modernize the Military Health System on the web. Each website moved to the TRICARE website to give patients a standard web experience.

Sept. 22, 2020

Suicide Prevention Resources: Take Care of Yourself and Each Other

Globally, people are facing challenges caused by COVID-19. The pandemic may cause anxiety and stress. These feelings may feel stronger with less social interaction. Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lonely might increase the risk for suicide for some people. It’s important to tend to your mental health and find ways to cope. There are many resources to help you. These include, but are not limited to, TRICARE mental health services.

Sept. 14, 2020

Join Sept. 24 Webinar on TRICARE After Retirement

Will you or a family member be retiring soon? Do you have questions about how your TRICARE coverage may change for you and your family as a retiree? Join the “How Do I Keep TRICARE Coverage After Retirement?” webinar on Sept. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your questions answered.

Sept. 8, 2020

Open Season is Coming: Take the Time to Prepare Now

The annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in or change health plans for the next year, is right around the corner. Take the time now to learn about your eligibility, fees, as well as health, dental, and vision plan options.

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.

March 11, 2020

Traveling Overseas? Know How to Get Care With TRICARE

If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your TRICARE coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have health issues while traveling overseas.

March 11, 2020

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Do you love TRICARE newsletters, or are fact sheets answering your questions? TRICARE wants to hear your feedback. Your comments, suggestions, and questions help to create better content and improve your TRICARE benefit resources.