"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.


                        

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Get to Know TRICARE: Learning the ABCs—and Ds—of Medicare

Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101

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

Get to Know TRICARE: Series 3, Episode 1 - Turning 65 Soon? Start Your TFL Checklist

Series 3: TRICARE For Life 101

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

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 9 - Filling Your Prescriptions is Vital

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health

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

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 8 - Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health

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
 

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 7 - New Year, New You

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health

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
 

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 6 - Early Detection is Key

Series 2: Take Command of Your Health

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                        

Get to Know TRICARE: Bonus Episode - How We Can Fight Back Against COVID-19

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                     

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 4 - Help! How to File Claims

Series 1: TRICARE 101

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       

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 3 - Let's Define Cost Terms

Series 1: TRICARE 101

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                       

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 2 - Getting the Care You Need

Series 1: TRICARE 101

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

Get to Know TRICARE: Episode 1 – Need a TRICARE Fresher?

Series 1: TRICARE 101

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.