Health Matters (Overseas) Newsletter: 2023—Issue 1

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This quarterly newsletter provides information about your TRICARE benefit. This edition contains information specific to beneficiaries living overseas.

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Issue 1 | 2023


  • Know the Difference: TRICARE Network Provider vs. Non-Network Provider
    Understanding the “network” and “non-network” provider types matters when it comes to choosing a doctor. How do you know which one to use? Look at the differences between them to help you decide.
  • Update Your Other Health Insurance Info for TRICARE
    Do you have Other Health InsuranceHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance." (OHI) in addition to TRICARE? Learn how to report your OHI and how your two plans work together.
  • Start 2023 Knowing Your TRICARE Plan’s Catastrophic Cap
    There’s a set maximum amount you’ll pay out of pocket each year for TRICARE covered services. This is your catastrophic cap, and it resets every year. Find your catastrophic cap and learn how it works.
  • Find Your TRICARE Costs With Compare Cost Tool
    Would you like to know more about your TRICARE health plan costs? Go to TRICARE’s online compare cost tool to look up your plan’s costs and review costs across multiple health plans at the same time.
  • How to File Your TRICARE Claims Overseas
    Need to file a claim for care overseas? You have several options to submit it. Learn what they are and what information you need to provide to help ensure you get your claim processed in a timely manner.
  • Make Your Vision a Year-Round Priority
    Vision and eye health are an important part of supporting an overall healthy lifestyle. See what vision coverage you have with TRICARE.
  • Resolve To Quit Tobacco With TRICARE’s Help
    Would you like help quitting tobacco? Read about what tobacco cessation services and products TRICARE covers to help those who want to live a healthy, tobacco-free life.

How do I check my referral status?FAQ image

You can find all the details of your existing referrals by accessing the MyCare Overseas beneficiary mobile app or web-based portal. You can also contact your TRICARE Overseas Program Regional Call Center. For more information, visit Referrals and Authorizations.

Does TRICARE have dental coverage?

Yes, but it isn’t a part of your medical coverage. TRICARE medical and dental plans are separate. Your dental plan depends on your status. If you’re on active duty, you’re covered by active duty dental benefits. Family members of active duty service members and National Guard and Reserve members, as well as National Guard and Reserve members not on active duty, can purchase dental coverage through the TRICARE Dental Program. The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program provides optional dental coverage for retirees and their family members. To learn what you’re eligible for, visit Dental Care

What mental health care and resources does TRICARE offer?

TRICARE covers several mental health services. How you get care may depend on your beneficiary category and your TRICARE health plan. You may also need to check with your regional contractor to see if you need a referral and/or pre-authorization. Go to Getting Mental Health Care to learn how you can get care and Covered Treatments to learn what outpatient and inpatient services TRICARE covers. You can also review Programs and Resources for additional help that may be available to you.

Is your prescription covered by TRICARE? You can find out by checking the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool. This tool will also tell you if you need a request form from your provider, where you can fill your prescription, and how much you may have to pay out of pocket.
TRICARE covers a full range of health services related to pregnancy and reproductive health care. Go to Reproductive Health to explore the services TRICARE covers. You can also see if your local military hospital or clinic is offering walk-in contraceptive services that you may be eligible for.

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Last Updated 1/10/2024