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|Banked Donor Breast Milk||
TRICARE now covers banked donor milk when it's medically necessaryClick to closeTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. for infants with certain conditions, when prescribed by a TRICARE-authorized provider.
Banked donor milk is available in the U.S. and Canada through human milk banks. Under TRICARE, human milk banks must be accredited by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
TRICARE has a maximum allowable chargeClick to closeThe maximum amount TRICARE pays for each procedure or service. This is tied by law to Medicare's allowable charges. to cover donor milk screening and processing charges. Your costs are based on beneficiary category and provider type.
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TRICARE Open Season
As of Jan. 1, 2019, you’re only able to enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan during the TRICARE Open Season or after a Qualifying Life Event.
The next TRICARE Open Season is Nov. 11 - Dec. 9, 2019.
Learn more about TRICARE Open Season.
|TRICARE Qualifying Life Events||A TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE) is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you or your family members. A QLE opens a 90-day period for you and your family members to make eligible enrollment changes.
Learn more about TRICARE Qualifying Life Events.
Last Updated 8/29/2019