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8/28/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Florida due to Tropical Storm Erika The governor of Florida has issued a statewide State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Erika. Emergency prescription refill procedures are...
8/27/2015 TRICARE Beneficiaries Being Targeted by Fraudulent Secret Shopper Offer The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity (DHA-PI) has received a significant number of return envelopes from mailings by...
8/25/2015 Make Sure You’re Ready When Severe Weather Strikes Two months into hurricane season without any major activity can make you forget how important it is to properly plan...
8/24/2015 Go Back to School with TRICARE It’s August and many families have begun their back to school preparations. For younger children and adolescents, this means getting...
8/21/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Washington due to Wildfires The governor of Washington has issued a State of Emergency due to recent wildfires. The counties impacted include: Asotin Chelan Douglas Ferry ...
8/20/2015 Watch for Signs of Vision Trouble in Children August is widely known as Child Eye Health & Safety Month. As we move from summer fun to focusing on...
8/11/2015 Webinar to Discuss Health Care Options When TRICARE Eligibility Ends TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss health care options available to TRICARE beneficiaries once they are...
8/10/2015 Fight Disease Before it Starts This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing preventive care. TRICARE wants you to know about your preventive care benefits...
8/5/2015 Protect Yourself from Summer Bites After a fun day at the pool or just being with friends, nothing can ruin the day like an annoying...
8/4/2015 What You Should Know About Durable Medical Equipment Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment for beneficiary use that helps them live a better quality of life. DME,...
8/3/2015 State of Emergency Issued in California due to Wildfires The governor of California has issued a State of Emergency due to recent wildfires. The counties impacted include: Napa San...
8/3/2015 TRICARE to Give Overview of Mental Health Benefits and Autism Care Demonstration Update TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their mental health benefit. After the overview...
7/31/2015 Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week in many health and preventive health circles. Research has...
7/30/2015 Downtime Scheduled for Self-Service Websites The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) hosts several self-service websites.   MilConnect – You can update your personal information, check if...
7/29/2015 External Health Insurance Must Be Divulged, Official Says WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – The Defense Department wants to remind its health care beneficiaries who carry commercial health insurance...
7/23/2015 Get Answers to Your Medication Questions Have you ever picked up a prescription, got home and realized you had a question? Maybe you had a headache...
7/20/2015 Stateside Travel: On the Go with TRICARE Whether you travel for business or pleasure, it’s important to know that TRICARE is portable and travels with you wherever...
7/9/2015 Summer Time Is a Great Time to Fight Childhood Obesity With most children on summer vacation, parents may want to take this opportunity to ensure their children are getting adequate...
7/8/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Use a Full Sunscreen Regimen for Full Protection As the summer sun continues to shine down on us, we need to remain vigilant against sun damage. Knowing the...
7/6/2015 Prepare for Tax Season Now, Register Your Family in DEERS When you register in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you provide information necessary for you and your family...
7/1/2015 UPDATE: TRICARE Breast Pump Policy Town Hall Many TRICARE beneficiaries were understandably excited when the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded TRICARE coverage of breast pumps,...
6/30/2015 Military Health System Health Innovations Webinar TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss new health innovations developed to enhance the lives of service...
6/25/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Iowa due to Severe Weather The governor of Iowa has issued a State of Emergency due to sever weather. The counties impacted include: Davis Humboldt ...
6/24/2015 What You Should Know this PTSD Awareness Day To bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27 as...
6/23/2015 TRICARE Benefit Spotlight: You asked. TRICARE Answered. Breast Feeding Provision Town Hall Recap Many TRICARE beneficiaries were understandably excited when the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded TRICARE coverage of breast pumps,...
6/19/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Missouri due to Flooding The governor of Missouri has issued a State of Emergency in the entire state due to flooding. Emergency prescription refill...
6/18/2015 World Sickle Cell Day: Be Aware, Take Action Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects millions of adults and children around the world. June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness...
6/17/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Alaska due to Wildfires The governor of Alaska has issed a State of Emergency due to recent wildfires. Impacted areas include: Kenai Peninsula Matanuska-Susitna Borough  Emergency...
6/17/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Be Safe in the Sun Spring is here and temperatures are rising. As you and your loved ones spend more time in the sun, be...
6/15/2015 Play It Safe in the Water this Summer When temperatures peak, heading for the nearest lake or pool is a fast and fun way to cool down. Unfortunately,...
6/9/2015 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Pharmacy Options TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their options for getting prescription medications. The...
6/8/2015 TRICARE’s Breast Pump Policy Updates Effective July 1 TRICARE’s Breast Pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies...
6/2/2015 Hurricane Preparedness: The Time is Now The National Weather Service National Hurricane Center is working to make sure you and your families have the information you...
6/1/2015 Encourage the Men in Your Life this Men’s Health Month Celebrated every June, Men’s Health Month promotes awareness, prevention and education of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and...
5/29/2015 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...
5/28/2015 Help Eliminate Tobacco Use on World No Tobacco Day Join TRICARE and the World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday, May 31 for World No Tobacco Day! Created in 1987 by...
5/27/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Oklahoma and Texas The governors of Oklahoma and Texas have declared a State of Emergency due to recent severe weather and flooding. ...
5/27/2015 TRICARE Tools to Help You Learn About Your Benefit Your health care benefit gives you and your family security in knowing you can receive health care when you need...
5/22/2015 National Senior Health & Fitness Day® This year marks the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Always set for the last Wednesday in May,...
5/21/2015 Identify the Signs: Hearing Loss in Children and Adults Hearing loss is a major public health issue and the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease....
5/20/2015 Treatment is Available for Speech & Language Disorders Speech and language disorders can occur at any age. Whether dealing with children or adults, it’s important to understand that...
5/19/2015 Prior Authorization: A Medical Best Practice A prior authorization (or preauthorization) is an approval for a prescribed procedure, health care service or medication before you receive...
5/18/2015 Allergy Season Is Here: TRICARE Can Offer Relief In the spring, many people are happy to spend time outside after being inside for the winter. Temperatures are warmer,...
5/15/2015 Celebrate National Women’s Health Week National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take steps to improve their health....
5/14/2015 Nurse Advice Line Provides Medical Expertise, Peace of Mind For Air Force Capt. Stephanie Raps, Easter weekend went from fun excursion to ordeal in a matter of hours. That’s...
5/14/2015 Join TRICARE in Supporting Mental Wellness During Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health care is an important yearlong priority for the Military Health System (MHS). While we always encourage our beneficiaries...
5/13/2015 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...
5/12/2015 Using TRICARE Standard Overseas TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about using TRICARE Standard overseas. The webinar will...
5/11/2015 Mental Wellness in Children Transitioning from the Month of the Military Child into a month that emphasizes mental health awareness is a great time...
5/4/2015 Treatment is Available for Speech & Language Disorders Speech and language disorders can occur at any age. Whether dealing with children or adults, it’s important to understand that...
5/4/2015 Freedom Smoking Quit Line Research Study Offers TRICARE Beneficiaries a Chance to Quit Are you ready to take the first step in freeing yourself from cigarettes? If you are a TRICARE beneficiary that...
5/1/2015 TRICARE Revises Compound Drugs Coverage On May 1, 2015, Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, begins screening the ingredients in all compound drug claims to...
4/30/2015 New TRICARE Pharmacy Contract Brings New Web Features for TRICARE Beneficiaries The fourth generation TRICARE Pharmacy contract, or “TPharm4” kicks off on May 1, 2015. The contract is staying with the...
4/17/2015 TRICARE Program Spotlight: The TRICARE Overseas Program Point of Contact Program Military families are used to picking up and moving at a moment’s notice. Service members and their families often move...
4/16/2015 TRICARE Offers Help for Alcohol Abuse Everything in moderation rings true for many behaviors. If you use this saying, make sure you apply it when you...
4/13/2015 Salute Military Children During the Month of the Military Child In April, the military community comes together to highlight the contributions, bravery and patriotism of its youngest members.  The Month...
4/10/2015 TRICARE Beneficiaries Being Targeted by Call Centers and Others For Unsolicited Medical Prescriptions The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity (DHA-PI) has received a significant number of concerns from our TRICARE beneficiaries...
4/9/2015 It’s the Month of the Military Child! Continue to Give Kids a Smile We know that Children’s Dental Health Month is in February, but teaching kids healthy oral care can be done all...
4/7/2015 Military Children: Two Steps to Keep Them Covered New baby coming or just arrived? There’s so much to remember! In order to keep up with your baby’s growth...
3/31/2015 TRICARE’s Beneficiary Web Enrollment Portal Just Got Easier to Use Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries currently can use BWE to update their personal information and manage enrollments in TRICARE plans including USFHP,...
3/26/2015 Easy Access to TRICARE’s “First Eight” Mental Health Appointments Do you know? Counseling, psychotherapy, and family therapy are covered benefits under TRICARE. It’s no secret—the first eight appointments with a TRICARE...
3/25/2015 Thomas, Schoomaker Recognized for Pain Management Efforts Two Military Health System leaders earned a national award for their work providing new alternatives in pain management to warfighters....
3/25/2015 Learn about Brain Injuries this Month The Military Health System continues to emphasize Brain Injury Awareness this month. Learning about brain injury can not only help...
3/24/2015 Partnering with Parents to Prevent Pediatric Brain Injury Parents are the first line of defense in preventing brain injury in their children. Many parents are aware that the use...
3/23/2015 Take the Risk Test for American Diabetes Association Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the diabetes risk test...
3/20/2015 Is Your Workplace Putting Your Vision in Jeopardy? Nearly 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to workplace eye injury. This month, the American Academy of...
3/19/2015 Protect Your Private Information TRICARE wants to remind you that it will never call beneficiaries and ask you for your personal information, and if...
3/18/2015 Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches a nutrition and education campaign to encourage you to make informed...
3/18/2015 TRICARE to Support Operation Live Well in #UltimateFamily Twitter Chat More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight. This puts nearly one third...
3/17/2015 Spring Forward but Stay Rested Webinar This article has been updated to reflect the correct time of the webinar – March 23, 2pm EST. It’s been a...
3/12/2015 TRICARE Revises Compound Drug Coverage Starting May 1, 2015, Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will screen all ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure...
3/12/2015 Raise Global Awareness about Endometriosis for Endometriosis Awareness Month Get informed about endometriosis! Find out if you are one of the millions of women living with it. Endometriosis affects...
3/11/2015 Make the Decision to Quit Tobacco for National Kick Butts Day Make the commitment to quit tobacco on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 for Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a...
3/10/2015 Webinar to Discuss Using TRICARE and Other Health Insurance If you have any health insurance other than TRICARE, it is called "other health insurance." TRICARE and Military OneSource are...
3/9/2015 State of Emergency Issued in Multiple States due to Winter Storms The States of New Jersey, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia have issued a States of Emergency due...
3/9/2015 From Your Heart to Your Stomach: Get Healthy with TRICARE and OLW Moving from Heart Health Month into Nutrition Awareness Month is an excellent time to talk about how the foods we...
3/6/2015 Spring Forward but Stay Rested This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. It’s no coincidence that it happens the week before we “spring forward” into...
2/19/2015 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options for Children TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options, with an emphasis on...
2/18/2015 Air Evacs Are Covered When Medically Necessary and Only to the Nearest, Safest Place Following retirement from active service, many retirees and retiree family members decide to travel or live overseas.  If they do,...
2/13/2015 TRICARE Beneficiaries: Are You Ready to Ditch the Snuff for Better Stuff? Say “Cheese!” It’s picture time and you are getting ready to smile for the camera; but wait.  What happens when...
2/10/2015 The Lights Are Out and Everybody’s Home: Now What? Winter weather can be beautiful to behold as you look out at the billows of snow and twinkling ice crystals....
2/5/2015 Raise Awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke this Wear Red Day Women are powerful, smart, strong – and dying of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association reports that 1...
2/3/2015 Webinar to Explain TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about tax reporting and the Patient Protection and...
2/2/2015 Small Increase to TRICARE Pharmacy Copays Begins February 1, 2015 New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect February 1, 2015. The Fiscal Year 2015 National...
1/28/2015 Are You Ready for Winter? TRICARE Shares Safety Tips for the Season For many, the winter season brings family, merriment and perhaps even some chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It’s easy...
1/23/2015 Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Preventive Care Benefit TRICARE and Military OneSource will host a webinar to discuss TRICARE’s Preventive Care Benefit on Friday, January 30, 2015, noon...
1/22/2015 TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about...
1/21/2015 Webinar to Highlight the Operation Live Well Initiative The Department of Defense wants to improve the health and wellness of the entire defense community. In an effort bring...
1/20/2015 Don't Fear the Flu Season Every year during flu season, many of us start ducking and dodging to avoid the coughs and sneezes of family,...
1/20/2015 Health Care Coverage and the ACA: Just Check the Box You’ve seen the commercials on TV and heard the serious voice on the radio telling you how difficult this tax...
1/15/2015 TRICARE Patients Must Attest to Health Care Coverage By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want...
1/12/2015 Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
1/8/2015 E-Prescribing - Coming Soon to a Military Pharmacy Near You! The Military Health System has deployed electronic prescribing in military pharmacies across its system of clinics and hospitals in the...
1/7/2015 Healthy Weight Week: It’s Not What You Think When most people hear the term healthy weight, they immediately think of the D-word - yes, diet. However, Healthy Weight...
1/5/2015 New Year New You: It’s Time to Put Your Best Foot Forward The start of a new year brings fresh starts, new opportunities, new goals and new dreams. This year, TRICARE in...
1/2/2015 Raise Cervical Cancer Awareness this January According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death by cancer...
12/29/2014 New Year New You: Be Stress Free in 2015 TRICARE, Operation Live Well and Military OneSource are hosting a webinar to provide TRICARE beneficiaries and the military community at-large...
12/17/2014 Stay Healthy this Winter by Washing Your Hands One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy is often one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common...
12/15/2014 Thinking About Urgent Care? The Nurse Advice Line Can Help When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or...
12/11/2014 Family Planning and the TRICARE Benefit There are many options for managing your reproductive health. TRICARE covers several birth control options, but only when prescribed by...
12/9/2014 Year in Review: Operation Live Well – Healthy Base Initiative One of the success stories for 2014 from Operation Live Well (OLW) comes from the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). Aimed...
12/9/2014 Quit Smoking and Breathe Easier Imagine fighting to breathe every moment of the day, whether you’re sitting, standing or lying down. That’s what it’s like...
12/4/2014 Transitioning Active Duty Service Members Get More Time to Access MilConnect TRICARE sponsors, spouses, and their dependent children 18 years and older have access to their personal information, health care enrollments,...
11/24/2014 Understanding TRICARE’s Autism Care Demonstration TRICARE's Autism Care Demonstration webinar has been rescheduled for Dec. 19, 2014. The decision to postpone was made unanimously by...
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...
10/15/2014 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 Retains 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...
9/18/2014 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 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 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...
9/3/2014 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...
8/5/2014 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...
1/23/2014 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 ...

Last Updated 3/12/2013