"Get to Know TRICARE” is an educational podcast created to provide TRICARE benefit information to the nearly 9.6 million beneficiaries worldwide—including active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, and military family members.


                        

"Get to Know TRICARE" Podcast

Understanding TRICARE For Life Provider Types

Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101, Episode 3

Are you a TRICARE For Life beneficiary who’s looking for a provider? Check out this episode to learn about provider types and which ones can save you money.
Guest: Anne Breslin, TRICARE For Life Program Manager, Defense Health Agency.
Transcript: Understanding TRICARE For Life Provider Types

Learning the ABCs—and Ds—of Medicare

Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101, Episode 2

To qualify for TRICARE For Life, you only need Medicare Parts A and B. But Medicare offers other options. Tune in to learn more about Medicare Parts A and B—as well as other parts of Medicare, like Parts C and D.
Guest: Lennya Bonivento, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency
Transcript: Learning the ABCs - and Ds - of Medicare

Turning 65 Soon? Start Your TFL Checklist

Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101, Episode 1

Getting TRICARE For Life coverage starts with having Medicare Part A and Part B. Tune in to find out how you can sign up for Medicare and when your TFL coverage starts.
Guest: Lennya Bonivento, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency
Transcript: Turning 65 Soon? Start Your TFL Checklist

Filling Your Prescriptions is Vital

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health, Episode 4

The final episode of the Take Command of Your Health series highlights how you can order your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.
Guest: U.S. Public Health Service Lieutenant Commander Teisha Robertson, Pharmacy Operations Division, Defense Health Agency
Transcript: Filling Your Prescription is Vital

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health, Episode 3

Healthy gums and teeth are key to a healthy smile. Brush up on your oral hygiene and learn more about your TRICARE Dental Program benefits.
Guest: Army Col. Christensen Hsu, Chief, TRICARE Dental Program Section, Defense Health Agency
Transcript: Keeping Your Month Healthy
 

New Year, New You

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health, Episode 2

Want to live a healthier lifestyle this year? Quitting tobacco is a step in the right direction. Check out these tips on how to quit tobacco, stay quit, and ways to support loved ones.
Guest: U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, Chief, Total Force Fitness Branch, Defense Health Agency
Transcript: New Year, New You
 

Early Detection is Key

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health, Episode 1

Have you seen your doctor recently? Tune in for a discussion on why that matters. You can also learn about the preventive services you can get with TRICARE.

Guest: Dr. James Black, Medical Director, Clinical Support Division, Defense Health Agency   
Transcript: Early Detection is Key                     

How We Can Fight Back Against COVID-19

Bonus Episode

We’re making progress against COVID-19. But the fight isn’t over yet. Protect yourself and others by taking precautions and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn about vaccine safety, tools to help you find a vaccination site near you, and more.
Guest: Col. Jennifer Garrison, Department of Defense Operation Planning Team Lead, DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Program 
Transcript: How We Can Fight Back Against COVID-19                   

Help! How to File Claims

Series 1: TRICARE 101, Episode 4

Need to file a claim? Not sure what paperwork you need? The TRICARE 101 series wraps up with everything you need to know about the claims filing process.               
Guest: Lennya Bonivento, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency       

Let's Define Cost Terms

Series 1: TRICARE 101, Episode 3

When it comes to health care, cost terms, like catastrophic cap, can be confusing. But having a keen understanding of them can prevent unexpected expenses. This episode helps demystify some TRICARE cost terms that may be confusing.
Guest: Lennya Bonivento, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency                       

Getting the Care You Need

Series 1: TRICARE 101, Episode 2

Did you know that finding a doctor with TRICARE is easy? Hear more about health care provider types and how you can get care with your plan.
Guest: Calvin Keller, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency

Need a TRICARE Fresher?

Series 1: TRICARE 101, Episode 1

Whether you’re new to TRICARE or a longtime beneficiary, it’s never a bad time to learn more about your benefit. Tune in for a refresher on the TRICARE program and your health plan options.
Guest: Calvin Keller, Health Systems Analyst, Benefit Education and Research Team, Defense Health Agency

 

Learn More about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine.