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TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Changes in marital status, changes in TRICARE coverage
Did you get married or divorced recently? If so, you’ve experienced a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). With TRICARE, QLEs are certain life changes, like moving, getting married or divorced, becoming Medicare-eligible, and more. These changes may trigger a change in your TRICARE eligibility and options.
0 6/19
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases
Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors.
0 5/23
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? TRICARE provider types: Understanding your options
You can visit several types of providers when you need care, regardless of your TRICARE plan. It’s important to understand your provider options because who you see impacts both your out-of-pocket costs and filing a claim.
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TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Introducing Qualifying Life Events: Changes in your life may mean changes to your TRICARE options
When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE options may also change. With TRICARE, certain life events (like moving due to a permanent change of station, getting married or divorced, adopting or having a baby, becoming Medicare eligible or losing health coverage) are called Qualifying Life Events (QLEs).
0 4/16
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? FEDVIP brings vision coverage to TRICARE beneficiaries
Only half of the 61 million U.S. adults who are at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye doctor in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye exams can help keep your vision strong, diagnose potential issues early, and prevent diseases that may lead to vision loss or blindness.
0 4/10
The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. Beneficiaries who live overseas can call the Nurse Advice Line for health care advice while traveling in the U.S., but must coordinate care with their Overseas Regional Call Center. For more information, call Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1. (TRICARE Communications graphic) Military Health System Nurse Advice Line launches in Japan and South Korea
The Military Health System Nurse Advice Line (MHS NAL), a service available to TRICARE beneficiaries living in the U.S. and Europe since 2014, is now available to those living in Japan and South Korea.
0 3/30
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Active Duty? Enroll to continue TRICARE coverage after retirement
Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.
0 3/29
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Which plan is right for you? Comparing TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select
If you have health coverage with TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans, which provide you options in where and how you seek medical and dental services. Two major health programs include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select.
0 3/23
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Take command: Changes coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018.
0 3/20
Maj. Lindsey Merchant, 301st Medical Squadron dentist, stands with her dental equipment at the squadron, Feb. 3, 2018, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The dental clinic here provides Airmen with dental exams to assist in keeping them mission ready and deployable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller) “No bite, no fight:” Reserve Citizen Airman balances dentistry career in and out of uniform
Growing up, Maj. Lindsey Merchant, 301st Medical Squadron general dentist, spent her summers volunteering in her aunt’s dental office. From cleaning to sterilizing equipment, this introduction to the field greatly influenced her desire to one day become a dentist herself.
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