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TRICARE Health Program

TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:

  • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks
  • Offers several health plan options that:
    • Give you access to high-quality health care
    • Meet the requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act
  • Provides comprehensive health coverage, including prescription drugs
  • Supports military operations and readiness

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Delivering Readiness: The Evolution of TRICARE

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The mission of TRICARE is to deliver exceptional medical and dental care to eligible beneficiaries and their families.

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Projects test new approaches to improve health care quality, outcomes

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Pilots and demonstrations allow TRICARE to develop and test innovative approaches and services.

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TRICARE Select Group A beneficiaries to pay enrollment fees in 2021

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11/25/2020
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TRICARE open enrollment for 2021 closes Dec. 14, 2020.

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Behind the scenes, DHA supports DOJ to fight compound drug fraud

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10/30/2020
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How DHA identifies and prevents profiting from fake prescriptions.

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Defense Health Agency celebrates seven years of service

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10/1/2020
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Seven ways DHA has improved military readiness over the years.

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MHS emphasizes importance of vaccinations

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7/22/2020
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Get questions answered during live Q&A on July 23

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DHA increases access to telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

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5/19/2020
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Use of telehealth role increases to prevent COVID-19 spread

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Possible changes at MTF pharmacies in response to COVID-19

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Find out the latest pharmacy policies at MTFs

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Achievements in 2019 provide strong foundation for year ahead

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12/23/2019
A Year in Review: Year of Military Health 2019

Dedication, commitment to mission praised as changes continue

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New 3-D mammogram option the next step in diagnosis, treatment

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12/19/2019
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Procedure would enhance effectiveness of breast cancer screening

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Join Nov 21 TRICARE Webinar on Open Season

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11/15/2019
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Be sure to make your choice for 2020 health coverage before open season ends on Dec. 9

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Join TRICARE for Oct. 31 Q&A Facebook Event on Open Season

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2019 TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season starts soon

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TRICARE website expands to include military hospital sites

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10/16/2019
The TRICARE website is growing. As of Oct. 1, TRICARE welcomed several military hospitals and clinics to its website.

By 2021, more than 350 individual military hospital and clinic websites will move to TRICARE.mil.

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Bring your TRICARE benefit questions to September 26 webinar

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