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General TRICARE Changes

Starting January 1, 2018, there may be changes to your TRICARE benefits. The following changes apply to most TRICARE plans. However, this does NOT include TRICARE For Life, the US Family Health Plan, the TRICARE Dental Program, or the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. 
 Changes Beginning January 1, 2018


Your costs depend on who you are and which health plan you have.

>> Learn more about costs.


If you currently have TRICARE coverage you will be automatically enrolled in your respective TRICARE plan in 2018.

>>Learn more about enrollment.


New TRICARE Regions

On January 1, 2018, the three regions will become two. TRICARE North and TRICARE South will combine to form TRICARE East. TRICARE West will remain unchanged.

>> Learn more about new regions.


Access to Care

In 2018, you will have even greater access to care at military hospitals and clinics.

>> Learn more about better access to care.

Improvements to Coverage

TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition.. Starting January 1, 2018, we will cover more services.

>>Learn more about improvements to coverage.

Last Updated 11/15/2017

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