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Request a TRICARE Briefing

TRICARE beneficiary education representatives give briefings to:

  • Educate beneficiaries on the TRICARE benefit.
  • Communicate targeted messages to specific audiences.

To request a TRICARE briefing, contact your nearest military hospital or clinicMilitary Hospitals & Clinics on the TRICARE website.

National Guard and Reserve Units

Each year, National Guard and Reserve units can request a one-hour TRICARE briefing from their TRICARE regional contractor. To request a briefing for your National Guard and Reserve unit, fill out and submit the "TRICARE Briefing Request FormTRICARE Briefing Request Form." The form is sent directly to the Defense Heath Agency TRICARE Health Plan Office.


Download a Briefing and Speaker Notes

Beneficiary education representatives can download the TRICARE briefings and speaker notes below. Each briefing includes recommended TRICARE publications to download and use as handouts.

Active Duty Family Members With Special Needs

Explains Exceptional Family Member Program; Extended Care Health Option; ECHO Home Health Care and ECHO respite care; and coverage for beneficiaries with autism spectrum disorder under the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration.

Getting Health Care for Foreign Force Members and Their Families

Reviews TRICARE eligibility for Foreign Force Members (North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] and Partnership for Peace) and their eligible family members stationed in the U.S. It covers health, pharmacy, and dental coverage options.

Other Important Information

Includes information about enrollment; provider types; how TRICARE works with other health insurance; mental health and substance use disorder services; TRICARE online resources; and milConnect.

Permanent Change of Station

Reviews health plans; medical coverage before, during, and after a move; regional contractor information; enrollment (both in the U.S. and overseas); and dental and pharmacy coverage.

Separating From Active Duty

Covers terminal leave; transitional health care coverage options and timeline; TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select; TRICARE and Medicare; how TRICARE works with other health insurance; and pharmacy and dental coverage.

Transitioning From Active Duty to Retirement

Provides details about preparing for retirement and eligibility; TRICARE program options and benefit information for getting care (both in the U.S. and overseas); how TRICARE works with other health insurance; and dental, pharmacy, and vision coverage.

TRICARE and Veterans Affairs

Describes how TRICARE and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work together. Covers VA eligibility; VA facilities; accessing primary and specialty care; and pharmacy options.

TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve During Deactivation

Provides an overview of coverage options; getting care and costs; pharmacy and dental coverage; and survivor benefits.

TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members During Early Eligibility and Activation

Reviews eligibility and enrollment; TRICARE health plan options; getting care and costs; and dental, pharmacy, and vision coverage.

TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members New to TRICARE/Active Less Than 30 Days

Reviews purchasing coverage and costs; getting care; line-of-duty care; access to military hospitals and clinics; medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage; and survivor benefits.

TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members During Retirement

Details coverage options available as service members transition to retirement; eligibility (including becoming Medicare-eligible) and enrollment; how TRICARE works with other health insurance; getting care and costs; pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage; and survivor benefits.

TRICARE Costs

Covers costs for medical, pharmacy, and dental plans, including enrollment fees; monthly premiums; annual deductible; copayments; cost-shares; and catastrophic cap.

TRICARE Dental Options

Includes information about dental coverage for active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, and family members in both the U.S. and overseas; eligibility and enrollment; and costs.

TRICARE Maternity and Newborn Care

Reviews maternity care services available to beneficiaries who are pregnant (or planning to become pregnant), are in the process of adopting, or have a newborn or newly adopted child. Also includes eligibility and health plan options; maternity provider and delivery options (including overseas); newborn care; and TRICARE coverage for newborns.

TRICARE Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Explains what mental health is and the various mental health and substance use disorder services TRICARE covers, including outpatient and inpatient services. Also includes information about emergency care; referrals and pre-authorizations; and telemedicine appointments.

TRICARE Overseas Program

Details TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, and TRICARE Select Overseas; eligibility and enrollment; routine, urgent, and emergency care; pharmacy and dental coverage; and how TRICARE works with other health insurance.

TRICARE Prime Remote and TRICARE Prime Remote for Active Duty Family Members

Includes TRICARE plan options; eligibility and enrollment; types of covered care; pharmacy and dental coverage; and how TRICARE works with other health insurance.

TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas

Reviews costs; types of providers and how to get care; getting care while traveling; pharmacy and dental coverage; how TRICARE works with other health insurance; medical record translation; and claims processing.

TRICARE Select

Covers eligibility; enrollment; getting care; pharmacy and dental coverage; and costs (annual deductibles, copayments, and cost-shares). Also covers premium-based plans with the same coverage rules as TRICARE Select: TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, and TRICARE Young Adult Select.

TRICARE Select Overseas

Reviews provider types and options for care; costs; services not covered overseas; claims processing; traveling in the U.S.; aeromedical evacuations; pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage; and how TRICARE works with other health insurance.

Using TRICARE and Medicare

Includes details about Medicare and TRICARE eligibility; TRICARE For Life (in the U.S. and overseas); costs; how Medicare, TRICARE, and other health insurance work together; and pharmacy and dental coverage.

Welcome to TRICARE

Covers TRICARE eligibility; health plan options and enrollment; care at military hospitals and clinics; pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage; and transitional health care coverage.

Last Updated: January 02, 2024
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