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

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 ...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Nov. 16, 2023

Getting TRICARE Prescriptions Overseas

No matter where you live or travel, it’s important to have the prescription drugs you need. To help make this possible, your TRICARE pharmacy benefit is available worldwide. But overseas, your pharmacy options may vary.

Nov. 13, 2023

TRICARE Open Season Is Here: Explore Your Health Plan Options

TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 13. For many TRICARE beneficiaries, this is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change health plans for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2024. You can make these changes through Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Nov. 9, 2023

Find Out What Your TRICARE Pharmacy Costs Will Be In 2024

Do you get prescription drugs through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program? Copayments for most beneficiaries are changing. The new costs will start Jan. 1, 2024.

Nov. 8, 2023

Learn About TRICARE Open Season During Nov. 16 Facebook Event

Do you need help understanding your health plan options during TRICARE Open Season? Join us for a TRICARE Facebook Live event on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. ET.

Nov. 7, 2023

Know Your 2024 TRICARE Health Plan Costs

With a new year fast approaching, you may see changes to your TRICARE health plan costs starting on Jan. 1, 2024. These costs may include enrollment fees, premiums, cost-shares, and copayments.

Nov. 2, 2023

Protect Your Family With Flu, COVID-19, and RSV Vaccines

Are you preparing to spend time with friends and family this holiday season? Now is a good time to make sure you and your loved ones are up to date with COVID-19, flu, and RSV vaccines. TRICARE covers these vaccines based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

Oct. 24, 2023

Patient Advocates and Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinators Help You Understand Your Health Care Benefit

You probably received medical care in a military hospital or clinic before. But did you know these facilities come with a support staff of people who can help you navigate the health care process? These include patient advocates and Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinators (BCACs). You can find them at most military hospitals and clinics around the world.

Oct. 12, 2023

Choosing Between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select

Want to learn more about choosing between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select during TRICARE Open Season? Then join us for “Choosing Between Prime and TRICARE Select” webinar on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about this year’s open season.

Oct. 2, 2023

U.S. Military Departments Implement Brandon Act to Improve Mental Health Support

The three military departments have officially implemented phase one of the Brandon Act with their own policies and procedures to initiate support to service members’ request for mental health assistance. The Brandon Act was signed into law by President Biden on Dec. 27, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., signed a policy on May 5, 2023, to initiate the act within the Department of Defense.

Sept. 26, 2023

TRICARE Dental Program Is Your Ally in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

According to the National Institutes of Health, health care providers diagnose about 54,000 new cases of oral cancer per year in the United States. As with all types of cancer, education and early detection are critical. Learn how to spot the warning signs of oral cancer before the disease can spread.