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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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Take Command: TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 12

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Join TRICARE for October 18 webinar on TRICARE Open Season

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10/11/2018
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TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the following year

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Compare 2019 FEDVIP dental, vision plans ahead of open season

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10/5/2018
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Prepare for Federal Benefits Open Season now by reviewing the 2019 FEDVIP plan options and rates

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Second chance to register: Join TRICARE for Oct. 11 webinar on new dental, vision coverage

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10/1/2018
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If you’re eligible, your first chance to enroll in FEDVIP is during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season

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TRICARE early eligibility and transitional health care benefits

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9/26/2018
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Expanded TRICARE Coverage for Eligible National Guard and Reserve Members

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Use TRICARE online tools to help you choose a health plan

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Different family members may be eligible for different plans

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Join TRICARE for September 27 webinar on new dental, vision coverage

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9/17/2018
Retirees, retiree families, and active duty families are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown)

Retirees, retiree families, and active duty families are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage

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Voluntary drug recall alert: Valsartan

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In July, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of Valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure

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Retiring from active duty? Take action, make an enrollment choice

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When you retire from active duty, you and your family have a change in status. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo)

When you retire from active duty, your TRICARE plan options will change

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TRICARE Access during an evacuation or natural disaster

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Having a disaster preparedness plan for you and your family is a great way to help keep you safe

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How to choose or change your TRICARE provider

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8/17/2018
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When you enroll in TRICARE Prime, you either choose or get assigned a PCM who will manage all of your routine, non-emergency, and urgent health care.

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Protect your family from Lyme disease this summer

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The best way to prevent Lyme disease is by avoiding ticks.

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Understanding Urgent Care Rules

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Urgent care is care you need within 24 hours for a non-emergency illness or injury that requires treatment.

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TRICARE Open Season Begins November 12

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Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year.

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Take Command: Enrollment after Retirement

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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.

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