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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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Sept. 21, 2023

Get Your Updated COVID-19 Vaccine With TRICARE

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available for people ages 6 months and older. Here’s how to get the updated vaccine at no cost.

Sept. 20, 2023

TRICARE Q&A: Getting Care With Active Duty Dental Program

Most active duty service members (ADSMs) get dental care at military dental clinics, also known as military dental treatment facilities (DTFs). However, some care can’t be completed at a DTF. In these cases, you get care from civilian dentists through the Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP).

Sept. 14, 2023

Q&A: TRICARE For Life and Your Family

Learn how your family’s TRICARE coverage works when one family member becomes eligible for Medicare and TRICARE For Life.

Sept. 6, 2023

TRICARE Tips to Protect Your Teeth in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. Fortunately, the TRICARE Dental Program covers emergency dental care. You’ll pay no cost-share for emergency dental services regardless of your pay grade or location. But there are still steps you may need to take to ensure your teeth and gums stay protected in an emergency.

Aug. 29, 2023

Copayments, Cost-Shares, and Other TRICARE Costs You Should Know

When it comes to health care costs, “copayment,” “cost-share,” and “deductible” are terms you might hear a lot. But what do these terms mean, and how might they affect you?

Aug. 23, 2023

TRICARE Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Extended, Certain Tests Now Covered

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced the five-year extension of the Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) Demonstration. This means that if you have TRICARE, you’ll continue to have access to certain LDTs that aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The DHA also announced that TRICARE will now cover several preconception and prenatal carrier screenings that were previously offered through the demonstration as part of the basic TRICARE benefit.

Aug. 17, 2023

Stay on Top of TRICARE Prescriptions With Express Scripts App

Do you need help managing your prescriptions? Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, has a free, easy-to-use app that can help. The Express Scripts Pharmacy mobile app is a secure way to stay on top of taking your medication. The app is full of useful features, like dose reminders and the ability to approve refills. Here’s a look at some of the ways the app can help you.

Aug. 15, 2023

Have Other Health Insurance? Here’s How It Works With TRICARE

If you have coverage in addition to TRICARE through your employer, your spouse’s employer, or a private insurance program, you have other health insurance (OHI). Certain OHI plans can affect your TRICARE health, dental, and pharmacy benefits. Here are six tips to help you learn how TRICARE works when you also use OHI.

Aug. 9, 2023

How To Find Your TRICARE Referrals

If you have a TRICARE Prime plan, referrals play a big role in how you get health care. A referral is when your primary care manager (PCM) sends you to see another provider. If your PCM needs to refer you to a civilian provider, your TRICARE regional contractor also plays a role in the referral process.

Aug. 2, 2023

Before Natural Disasters Strike, Know Your TRICARE Benefits

When the government issues a state of emergency, TRICARE may temporarily change its procedures to ensure that you receive timely medical care. Here’s what you need to know.