News Archives

11/24/2014 Understanding TRICARE’s Autism Care Demonstration TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the recently announced Autism Care Demonstration.  The...
11/19/2014 State of Emergency Issued in New York due to Severe Snow Storms The Governor of New York has issued a State of Emergency due to severe snow storms in the following counties: ...
11/19/2014 Holiday Travel Just Got Easier with TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line The holidays are here TRICARE beneficiaries! As you go over the river and through the woods to visit friends and...
11/12/2014 TRICARE Plan Spotlight: The US Family Health Plan TRICARE offers several different health plans to its 9.5 million beneficiaries. Although many are familiar with the most popular Standard...
11/10/2014 Quit Tobacco with TRICARE TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the resources available to them to quit...
11/7/2014 Diabetes: Increase Your Awareness, Decrease Your Risks When blood glucose levels rise and remain outside of the normal range, you can develop a disease called diabetes. Diabetes...
11/6/2014 Save Yourself Time & Money! Share or Update Your Other Health Insurance with TRICARE Navigating your health benefits can be tricky. It gets even more complex when you have more than one health plan....
11/3/2014 TRICARE Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Service Members TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about benefits available to National Guard and Reserve...
10/24/2014 Have Health Concerns While Traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line Wherever You Are The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t...
10/23/2014 Practice Good Medication Habits During Health Literacy Month October is the Military Health System’s Health Literacy month, an opportunity for members of the military and other TRICARE beneficiaries...
10/22/2014 Military Health System Provides Easy Access to Behavioral Health Care for School-Age Children and Youth Children and teens face normal anxieties because of their growth, development and social needs. For military families, there is the...
10/21/2014 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options. The webinar will take...
10/21/2014 Don’t Get Caught Off Guard: There’s Still Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season There is more than a month left of hurricane season; make sure you stay aware and prepared so that you’re...
10/17/2014 Nationwide Telephone Scam Affecting TRICARE Beneficiaries TRICARE beneficiaries need to be aware of a telephone scam affecting beneficiaries over 65 and on Medicare nationwide. A caller...
10/17/2014 Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Key October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in...
10/16/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Hawaii due to Tropical Storm Ana The Governor of Hawaii has issued a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Ana in the following counties: Honolulu...
10/16/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Louisiana due to Severe Storms and Tornado Damage The Governor of Louisiana has issued a State of Emergency in the entire state due to severe storms and tornado...
10/16/2014 States of Emergency Issued in Hawaii and Louisiana States of emergency have been issued in Hawaii and Lousisiana. Emergency refill procedures are in place. >>See all Disaster Alerts...
10/15/2014 What You Need to Know about Ebola As service members deploy to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance to stop the spread of Ebola, the Military...
10/15/2014 TRICARE Delays Change in Autism Reimbursement By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 – TRICARE has delayed until April a 46-percent reduction in...
10/14/2014 Join Us in Promoting Mental Health Mental health care is an important priority of the Military Health System. Education about mental illness and available mental health...
10/10/2014 Downtime Scheduled for Eligibility and Enrollment Website The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) hosts several websites and applications.   MilConnect – You can update your personal information,...
10/10/2014 TRICARE Meets Affordable Care Act Requirements Almost all TRICARE plan options meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for minimum essential coverage (MEC). However, people who are...
10/8/2014 Don’t Forget to Update DEERS The lives of service members and their families are full of transitions. Whether it’s permanent change of station moves, retiring,...
10/7/2014 Transition from TRICARE to Your New Health Plan with the Continued Health Care Benefit Program As you transition from the military, you must continue to have health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. You may...
10/6/2014 TRICARE Options for Family Members of National Guard and Reserve Members As the family member of a National Guard or Reserve member, your TRICARE options may change throughout the course of...
10/2/2014 TRICARE Seeks to Improve Health Care for Service Members Overseas The Defense Health Agency recently issued a Request for Proposals for a new health care support services contract supporting TRICARE...
10/1/2014 TRICARE Beneficiaries Will No Longer Receive Mailed Letters for Benefit Updates TRICARE beneficiaries need to watch their email and ensure they have a milConnect account to receive information about changes to...
9/30/2014 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Pharmacy Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their pharmacy options. The webinar will take...
9/29/2014 St. Croix Hospital Loses Certification Update: Effective October 9, 2014, the Governor Juan Luis Hospital in St. Croix has been granted an extension to its...
9/23/2014 Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for Medication Take Back Day On Saturday, Sept. 27, TRICARE beneficiaries can safely and responsibly dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications. The Drug...
9/22/2014 As Temperatures Drop, Vaccinations Soar To prepare for the fall school year and the holiday season, TRICARE beneficiaries can protect their families by using TRICARE’s...
9/19/2014 States of Emergency Issued in Multiple States States of emergency have been issued multiple states due to flooding and severe weather. Emergency refill procedures are in place....
9/18/2014 State of Emergency Issued in California due to Wildfires The Governor of California has issued a State of Emergency in El Dorado and Ssikiyou counties due to wildfires.  Emergency prescription refill procedures...
9/18/2014 TRICARE Urges Beneficiaries to Prepare for Flu Season Fever? Check. Muscle aches? Check. Chills?  It’s almost flu and cold season beneficiaries, and in order to make sure these flu...
9/17/2014 Leaving Active Duty? Don’t Forget to Meet MEC Transitioning from active duty status may leave some beneficiaries with questions about their health care. Military families are offered several...
9/15/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Mississippi The Governor of Mississippi has issued a State of Emergency due to flooding and severe storms in Desoto County. Emergency prescription...
9/15/2014 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life Due to the overwhelming response, TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting an additional TRICARE For Life webinar. This webinar will...
9/12/2014 TRICARE Shines a Light on Suicide Prevention Awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths...
9/11/2014 It’s National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready? The lights are out and the wind is howling. Rain is pelting the windows and when you look around, all...
9/9/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Arizona The Governor of Arizona has issued a state of emergency due to flooding in the counties of Marcopa and La...
9/9/2014 Vaccinations: Protection from Infancy to Adulthood Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time...
9/8/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Hawaii The Governor of Hawaii has issued a state of emergency on Hawaii's Big Island due to a lava flow crossing Highway...
9/3/2014 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life Capacity for the TRICARE For Life webinar on Sept.11, 2014 has been reached. Please register for an encore presentation of...
8/29/2014 Children’s Eye Health and Safety There’s nothing worse than hearing a bloodcurdling scream from a child, a clear indicator that something is wrong and worse...
8/28/2014 Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line this Back to School Season! During and after back-to-school season, parents have many ‘to-do’ items. As you prepare to send your children back to school,...
8/27/2014 Watch Your Inbox for Electronic Notifications To reduce cost and increase efficiency, the Department of Defense (DoD) is moving away from mailing letters with update information....
8/19/2014 Head Back to School with TRICARE TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about back-to-school health services. The webinar will take...
8/15/2014 TRICARE Set to Cover Laboratory Developed Tests FALLS CHURCH, Va. – In September, TRICARE will cover certain laboratory developed tests under the Defense Health Agency Evaluation of...
8/11/2014 State of Emergency Issued in Hawaii A state of emergency is issued in Hawaii due to Hurricane Iselle. Emergency refill procedures are in place from August 6,...
8/5/2014 TRICARE Website: Easier to Use On July 24, TRICARE.mil unveiled a new design to give TRICARE’s 9.6 million beneficiaries clear and easy access to benefit...
7/23/2014 ABA Pilot Coverage Extends Past July 24 The law creating the TRICARE Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Pilot expires on July 24, 2014, but TRICARE has extended this...
7/21/2014 Understanding the TRICARE Claims and Appeals Process TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the TRICARE claims and appeals process. The...
7/18/2014 TRICARE Increases Access to Qualified Mental Health Counselors The TRICARE mental health benefit just got bigger. Beneficiaries can now choose between two qualified mental health counselor types: independently...
7/9/2014 TRICARE Overseas Options TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE health care options while overseas. The...
7/8/2014 TRICARE Options for Guard & Reserve Members As a Guardsman or Reservist, you make a commitment to your country and helping those in need. TRICARE knows that...
6/25/2014 When Temperatures Heat Up, Stay Cool and Stay Safe When the weather heats up, both adults and children head outside. Long lazy days in the water or short summer...
6/19/2014 PCS Season: TRICARE While Traveling TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about accessing their health benefit as they travel....
6/18/2014 TRICARE Launches New Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE is expanding its coverage of laboratory developed tests under a new demonstration program. View the...
6/17/2014 TRICARE Honors Men’s Health Month This June shift your focus towards raising the awareness of men’s health issues, and celebrate the men in your life...
6/16/2014 Autism Care Demonstration Simplifies TRICARE ABA Benefits Starting this summer, a new Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) policy will cover all TRICARE beneficiaries with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
6/16/2014 TRICARE ABA Pilot Benefits Extended Children receiving applied behavior analysis (ABA) reinforcement under the TRICARE ABA Pilot will continue to get those benefits after the...
6/4/2014 TFL Pharmacy Pilot Heating Up The TRICARE For Life (TFL) Pharmacy Pilot has been underway for about two and a half months. Many Medicare eligible...
6/4/2014 PCS Season Part 1: Moving Made Easy As many families prepare for PCS moves, there are many things to think about. TRICARE makes it easy to check...
6/3/2014 We’re not in Kansas Anymore: What we can learn about Disaster Awareness from Dorothy The chance of coming across lions, tigers or bears is low for many of us, but being in the middle...
5/30/2014 World No Tobacco Day 2014 This article is available on the Quit Tobacco - Make Everyone Proud website....
5/29/2014 PCS Tips for TRICARE Overseas Beneficiaries Returning to the United States Preparing for a permanent change of station (PCS) move can be stressful; even more so when the move is from...
5/23/2014 Self-Service Options for Stateside TRICARE Beneficiaries Permanent change of station (PCS) season is around the corner and there are many tasks to juggle before a move. ...
5/23/2014 Women’s Health Issues: TRICARE’s Got Them Covered As the summer approaches, we tend to look toward traveling and vacations and health care is far from our minds....
5/20/2014 Downtime Scheduled for Eligibility and Enrollment Websites The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) hosts several websites and applications you and your providers use to verify eligibility and...
5/7/2014 Are You Tough Enough to Quit Tobacco? This article is available at the Quit Tobacco - Make Everyone Proud website....
5/7/2014 TRICARE's Behavioral Health Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their behavioral health benefit. The webinar will...
5/6/2014 Early Childhood Development Guidelines Keep Parents and Kids on Track This month, many organizations offer tips for caregivers and their children. From keeping kids active to feeding them properly, there...
4/25/2014 Have Health Questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical...
4/24/2014 TRICARE Urges Beneficiaries to Keep Alert for Signs of Fraud & Abuse According to the FBI, healthcare fraud costs the U.S. $80 billion per year. TRICARE is dedicated to protecting beneficiaries and...
4/21/2014 TRICARE’s Maternity and Well-Child Coverage In honor of the month of the military child, TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE...
4/18/2014 Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE beneficiaries have a safe and easy way to dispose of expired prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement...
4/18/2014 Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day TRICARE beneficiaries have a safe and easy way to dispose of expired prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA's) National Prescription...
4/15/2014 Raise Alcohol Awareness with TRICARE A glass of wine after work or a cold beer during the game can be nice in moderation, but excessive...
4/14/2014 Enroll in TRICARE’s Dental Programs Online “Online” is a convenient way to manage nearly everything; there’s online bill-pay, online education and online banking. TRICARE has offered...
4/3/2014 Month of the Military Child Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war,...
4/3/2014 Stay Alert During Natural Disasters with TRICARE The recent earthquakes in California and Chile are a reminder that earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters are serious dangers to...
4/1/2014 Coordinating Health Coverage: TRICARE and OHI NOTE: The TRICARE & OHI Webinar has been rescheduled to April 24, 2014 at 10:00AM EST. Please register at  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/904691778...
3/31/2014 Endometriosis Awareness Month More than 5 million women are affected by endometriosis in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
3/27/2014 TRICARE Young Adult Offers a Variety of Healthcare Options for Young Adults TRICARE is proud to have met and exceeded most of the national health reform provisions before the law was passed,...
3/25/2014 Type 2 Diabetes: Know the Risks this Alert Day Tuesday, March 25, 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries can participate in Diabetes Alert Day, and learn if they are at risk for...
3/20/2014 Moving Made Easy Webinar: For Active Duty Service Members and their Families TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate active duty families about Moving Made Easy, an easy solution...
3/19/2014 Commit to Quit Tobacco for National Kick Butts Day Say no to tobacco this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts day is a national day...
3/12/2014 March is National Nutrition Month A major part of living healthy is eating the right kinds of food to give your body the essential nutrients...
3/7/2014 TRICARE Changes Proposed in President's Budget The Fiscal Year 2015 President’s Budget proposal would simplify and modernize the existing TRICARE program in ways that provide incentives...
3/5/2014 Webinar to Discuss Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Service Members TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about benefits available to National Guard and Reserve...
3/4/2014 TRICARE.MIL Named Best Government and Public Sector Website The TRICARE Beneficiary website (www.tricare.mil) was recently awarded the Best Government and Public Sector website in an annual competition hosted...
2/26/2014 The ER or Urgent Care: Making the Decision When we’re in pain or sick, we’re anxious and it can be hard to think straight. We want relief as...
2/25/2014 Focus on Heart Health this February with TRICARE February is largely recognized for its relationship to Cupid and Valentine’s Day. However, February is also American Heart Month and...
2/24/2014 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Preventive Care Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the preventive care benefits available to them....
2/21/2014 TRICARE Beneficiaries: Pitch the Dip for the Great American Spit Out! Smokeless tobacco use in the military is currently at a rate of 12.8 percent. That is 10 percent higher than...
2/20/2014 Breastfeeding Provides Real Health Benefits Breastfeeding is special for so many reasons. TRICARE supports healthy behavior and breastfeeding has health benefits not only for the...
2/18/2014 TRICARE For Life Begins Notifications for Pharmacy Pilot Program Are you using TRICARE For Life? Do you fill your prescriptions at a TRICARE network pharmacy? If you said “yes” to...
2/6/2014 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options for Children Thank you for your interest in our TRICARE: Dental Options for Children webinar scheduled for Thursday, Feb.13, 2014. Due to...
1/29/2014 Credit Cards Expire: Use Automatic Monthly Payments To Make TRS Monthly Premiums An electronic fund transfer (EFT) is an easy, low-maintenance option for managing TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) payments. While TRS beneficiaries...
1/23/2014 Relocating the TRICARE Way with “Moving Made Easy” Moving can be a hassle, but it doesn’t need to get in the way of great health care. Active duty...
1/16/2014 Encore Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life Please Note: Our webinars are hosted on a first come, first serve basis - only the first 1000 registrants can...
1/13/2014 Walk-in Option at U.S. TRICARE Service Centers has Ended Walk-in service ended at TRICARE Service Centers in the U.S. on April 1, 2014. >>Learn More ...
1/9/2014 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE For Life   **Due to an overwhelming response to our "How to use Start Using TRICARE For Life" webinar scheduled for Jan. 16,...
12/31/2013 Preventive Care for a Healthy, Happy New Year As we count down to 2014, a popular trend is to make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions are physical, like...
12/30/2013 Calculate Your Savings: New TRICARE Pharmacy Calculator Debuts TRICARE.mil features a new tool that lets beneficiaries calculate how much they can save by switching their prescriptions from a...
12/24/2013 Avoid the Flu and Don’t Miss Out on Holiday Fun When it’s cold outside and holiday spirit is in the air, so are germs. Many people neglect their health and...
12/23/2013 TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Open for New Enrollments The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) offers comprehensive dental coverage to all enrolled members. Available to retired service members and...
12/13/2013 TRICARE Hosting Pharmacy Options Webinar Dec. 19 TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their options for getting prescription medications. The...
12/11/2013 TRICARE Customer Service is Available Online and On the Phone TRICARE offers multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for beneficiaries who have questions about their health care benefit...
12/6/2013 TRICARE Tools: Worldwide Online Access to Worldwide Coverage TRICARE is the worldwide health care program serving active duty service members, Guard and Reserve members, retirees, family members, survivors,...
12/3/2013 New TRICARE.mil “I Want To…” Feature Offers Easy Access to Popular Customer Service Options TRICARE beneficiaries now have an easy way to access customer service features. The TRICARE.mil home page has a new “I...
11/29/2013 November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Learn the Facts It is estimated that nearly 26 million Americans – more than 8 percent of the population – have diabetes and...
11/27/2013 Stay Healthy this Thanksgiving: Turkey Safety Tips Turkey is a Thanksgiving staple, but many people are anxious about preparing their turkey. Knowing how to safely thaw, prepare,...
11/25/2013 TRICARE Help: Never More Than a Click or Call Away Beneficiaries who need information about their TRICARE benefit may not be aware of the information available on the Internet. There...
11/21/2013 Switching to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is a Breeze TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery offers low-cost, convenient prescriptions delivered right to you. Switching to Home Delivery is easy, and beneficiaries...
11/20/2013 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Smoking Cessation Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their smoking cessation benefit. The webinar is...
11/19/2013 Great American Smokeout: One Day Starts Today! Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout (GASO) challenges tobacco users to kick the habit...
11/18/2013 Go Mobile with TRICARE The world has gone mobile, and so has TRICARE. TRICARE.mil is now mobile accessible, to make it easy for beneficiaries...
11/15/2013 TRICARE Over-the-Counter Demonstration Program Extended Until 2016 TRICARE beneficiaries may continue to receive select over-the-counter medications at no cost to them until Nov. 30, 2016. The Department...
11/14/2013 Save Time, Do It Online with TRICARE Tools Military life is full of change and transition. From permanent change of station moves to dis-enrolling and reenrolling children in...
11/12/2013 The Patient’s Role in Patient Care When it comes to health care, many perceive doctors as having the final word when it comes to managing their...
11/8/2013 TRICARE Salutes Veterans Day All Year Long With Ongoing Preventive Care Veterans Day is a special day set aside for America to show its support and respect to the men and...
11/1/2013 It’s November: Get your Flu Vaccine Each year, flu season affects millions of men, women and children. Flu season began in October, so this is the...
10/18/2013 Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan have a safe and easy way to dispose of...
10/17/2013 TRICARE Statement on End of Government Shutdown On Oct. 16, Congress and the President approved a short-term spending measure to end the federal government shutdown. As of...
10/16/2013 Connect to TRICARE in a Mobile World We live in an increasingly mobile world, with more and more people possessing technology that allows them to use the...
10/15/2013 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Dental Care Options TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their dental plan options. The webinar is...
10/11/2013 Two Months Left in Hurricane Season: Don’t Let Your Guard Down Knowing the halfway point of the 2013 hurricane season is in the rearview mirror with no major hurricane activity –...
10/10/2013 Mental Health Highlighted during Mental Illness Awareness Week In an effort to raise awareness about mental health, this week, Oct. 6-12, 2013, is observed as National Mental Illness...
10/9/2013 Update: TRICARE Statement About Government Shutdown "We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact...
10/1/2013 TRICARE Statement About Government Shutdown On October 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: "We know that those who rely on the Military...
10/1/2013 TRICARE Publishes Revised Notice of Privacy Practices The TRICARE Management Activity Privacy and Civil Liberties Office has revised and updated the Military Health System (MHS) Notice of Privacy...
9/27/2013 TRICARE Deputy Director Promoted to Lieutenant General Air Force Maj. Gen. Douglas J. Robb was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general at a National Defense University...
9/27/2013 Childhood Obesity: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Chubby little cheeks and pudgy legs are cute and healthy on babies. But in recent years, fewer babies are losing...
9/17/2013 How to Find Support, Heal After Disasters The recent Colorado floods and tragic incident that took place at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, will...
9/16/2013 IG Finds Pharmacy Home Delivery Cost-Efficient, Safe (Originally posted on Defense.gov) FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16, 2013 – Following an almost year-long study of the TRICARE Pharmacy Home...
9/13/2013 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Preventive Care Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the preventive care benefits available to them....
9/6/2013 TRICARE Meets Requirements of Health Care Reform Law Most TRICARE plans meet requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act. >>Learn More ...
8/16/2013 Taste the Rainbow of Flavors for Healthy Eating At some point in our lives, almost everyone considers ways to improve their diet to improve overall health. Maybe the...
8/15/2013 TRICARE Immunizations and Physicals Help Parents and Children Get Ready for School The sun is setting on summer fun and thoughts are turning toward a new school year.  TRICARE beneficiaries will be...
8/14/2013 DoD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 – Today, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to...
8/14/2013 TRICARE For Life Beneficiaries May Have Higher Costs When Using VA Facilities for Care Not Related to Service Connected Disability FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Many TRICARE For Life (TFL) beneficiaries use Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for care related to their...
8/7/2013 Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes, Oh My! Avoiding and Treating Bug Bites in the Summer As we approach the end of summer, many will try to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather and...
8/6/2013 TRICARE Webinar to Outline Health Plan Options after Losing TRICARE Eligibility TRICARE and Military OneSource will host a webinar to discuss health plan options available to beneficiaries after they lose TRICARE...
7/24/2013 TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Premium Payment Method to Change FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Effective October 1, 2013, all TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) beneficiaries will be required to pay...
7/18/2013 TRICARE Webinar to Cover Eligibility Requirements for Former Spouses Dealing with divorce is hard for families, especially establishing parental responsibilities for children and stepchildren. Once a spouse separates from...
6/28/2013 Line of Duty Care for National Guard and Reserve Members Understanding TRICARE health care options for National Guard and Reserve members can be confusing as it varies based on their...
6/26/2013 Defense Department Welcomes Supreme Court Decision American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jun. 26, 2013 – Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all...
6/26/2013 Protect Against Skin Cancer this Summer Season Spending time outdoors is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather and get exercise. Blue skies and high temperatures...
6/20/2013 Health Information at the Click of a Mouse TRICARE beneficiaries who regularly get their care at military clinics and hospitals can download a summary of their personal health...
6/18/2013 West Region Authorization Waiver Expired July 2 The West Region Prime authorization waiver expired July 2, 2013. For more information: Visit www.uhcmilitarywest.com Call 1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378) ...
6/11/2013 The Doctor Is In: Make Nutrition Work for You LCDR Andrew Plummer, MD, MPH Chief, Population Health Branch, TMA Most people have heard the consistent drum beat about how to lose...
6/3/2013 Summer Trips to the Dentist Summertime brings many things to mind, like picnics at the beach or sunning by the pool, but rarely trips to...
5/31/2013 The Difference a Day Can Make Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization (WHO) and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day to bring attention...
5/24/2013 Oklahoma Tornado Triggers TRICARE Waivers The May 20 tornado in Oklahoma has triggered TRICARE’s authorization of the primary care manager (PCM) medical waiver and an...
5/23/2013 Summer Fun Means Sun and Vacation Safety For many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. There are backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach...
5/21/2013 Reaping the Benefits of Physical Activity For many people life is busy with work and family obligations, and finding the time and motivation to exercise can...
5/13/2013 Stay Current: Update DEERS Today As summer approaches many service members and their families are gearing up for permanent change of station moves, and retirees...
5/7/2013 TRICARE Eases Authorization Rules for West Region Beneficiaries FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE West Region Prime enrollees referred for specialty care from April 1 up to May 18,...
4/25/2013 Prevent Problems: April 27 is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27, 2013 from 10...
4/15/2013 New Kind of Emergency Room May Not be TRICARE Authorized TRICARE beneficiaries may have noticed new kinds of “Emergency Centers” popping up in their area. It may seem like a...
4/12/2013 Salk Vaccine Ended Polio Threat; TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Vaccine Program Makes Immunizations Easy April 12 marks 57 years since Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the vaccine to protect against polio. Polio had a devastating...
4/4/2013 Most TRICARE Beneficiaries Unaffected by Prime Service Area Reductions FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries...
4/2/2013 West Region Experiencing High Call Volume FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On April 1, 2013, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans took over health care delivery in the 21-state...
4/2/2013 TRICARE Offers New Prescription Coverage to Help Kick Tobacco TRICARE beneficiaries living in the United States now have a new weapon in their fight to kick the tobacco habit....
3/29/2013 West Region Transitions April 1 FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region will get their TRICARE coverage from a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare...
3/26/2013 Prevent Type 2 Diabetes on Alert Day and Beyond By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity March 26 is American Diabetes Alert Day. It is a reminder to millions of Americans that...
3/21/2013 What Does Your Plate Look Like? By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity What good is eating a well-balanced meal? There are many reasons good nutrition matters. Eating a...
2/21/2013 Welcome Packets are Next Step in TRICARE West Region Transition FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE West Region beneficiaries should keep their eyes on their mailboxes. UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, the...
2/14/2013 Begin a Heart Healthy Lifestyle for American Heart Month By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity Many people associate February with Valentine’s Day and matters of the heart. As it turns out,...
2/11/2013 Teach Children to Love Their Teeth By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity Show children how to love their teeth this month and all year long. During National Children’s...
2/1/2013 New Copays for TRICARE Pharmacy Customers FALLS CHURCH, Va. – New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect February 1, 2013. The...
1/28/2013 New Copays for Some TRICARE Pharmacy Customers FALLS CHURCH, Va. – New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect February 1, 2013. The...
1/14/2013 Get Your Flu Shot Today: It's Not Too Late to be Protected Against This Season's Flu By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity This year’s flu season is off to a fast start. The Centers for Disease Control and...
1/8/2013 Step into the New Year with Scheduled Screenings By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity TRICARE beneficiaries should make time to get preventive health screenings starting in the New Year. All...
1/2/2013 Prevent Cervical Cancer with Annual Test and Vaccine By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and beneficiaries need to know that every woman is at...
12/19/2012 Monthly Premium e-Payment Deadline Looming for TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve By: Kevin Dwyer TRICARE Management Activity With the new year quickly approaching, TRICARE beneficiaries covered by TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) or TRICARE...
12/10/2012 TRICARE Resolves to do the New Year Right The New Year is quickly approaching, and another year means another resolution. TRICARE offers an easy way to jump start...
11/30/2012 DoD Announces TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Contract Award Delta Dental, San Francisco, Calif., is being awarded a fixed-price contract to provide TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage. >>More ...

Last Updated 3/12/2013