MOBILE, Ala. -- Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Helen Kenworthy, a health services technician from the Coast Guard's Aviation Training Center here fills a prescription for a patient in the pharmacy at ATC's medical facility Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

TRICARE and You: Navigating the Secure Patient Portal

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits.


TRICARE and you: Qualifying Life Events

Do you have questions about Qualifying Life Events (QLEs)? Not sure how QLEs can affect your TRICARE options? Here’s your chance to get some answers. Join TRICARE on Tuesday, June 12 at 3:15 p.m. (ET) for a live Q&A session on the TRICARE Facebook page.


TRICARE and You: Transition challenges in the West Region

Several customer service issues are now affecting TRICARE beneficiaries in the western U.S., including call center wait times, processing backlogs and a limited provider directory. The DHA is aware of these issues and is monitoring the regional contractor’s response to address these challenges.


TRICARE and You: Modernizing TRICARE to better serve you

The Military Health System (MHS) is modernizing TRICARE to better serve beneficiaries and to respond to changes in law and policy. Most changes will go into effect on January 1, 2018.


Tricare and You – Disasters and Emergencies

As much as we try to plan for them and prepare for them, disasters and emergencies happen. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes can cause disruption and dislocation to you and your loved ones. During the disaster you may need medical care more than ever. In the event that an emergency does happen, TRICARE takes steps to help you cope.


TRICARE and You – Expanded coverage

TRICARE regularly reviews its coverage of procedures and expands services, procedures and processes covered to provide the best care possible to eligible beneficiaries. There are some recent additions to services covered. Beginning in December of 2016 the Auditory Osseointerated Implant (AOI) is a covered benefit for non active duty members, and has recently expanded services to diagnose and treat illness to the urinary system. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is also now covered under TRICARE, as well as preventive health care visits for TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries age 6 and older. Read the full blog for more details!


TRICARE and You – Prime vs. standard enrollment

Whether you are new to the Coast Guard or a seasoned vet, the difference between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Standard can be a bit confusing, and trying to decide which plan is right your family can be a bit overwhelming. If you are struggling with which plan to choose, read the full post to learn more!


Coast Guard Family Month: Joining the Coast Guard benefits your family

Do you know someone who is thinking of joining the Coast Guard? Are YOU thinking about joining the Coast Guard? Do you know about all of the benefits you would receive, or are you concerned about your family? Members of the Coast Guard receive a comprehensive benefits package, and many of these benefits will directly or indirectly positively impact your family. In addition to a steady salary, members receive free health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition assistance; housing; 30 days of paid vacation; and much more. Your dependents can also receive great benefits as well! Read the full post to find out more!


TRICARE and You – What is covered

The TRICARE medical insurance program is designed to assist you and your eligible family members with maintaining your health, and providing you with care when you are sick or injured. While TRICARE coverage is comprehensive, covering a wide range of services, products and programs, it doesn’t cover everything. It’s important that you know what TRICARE does and doesn’t cover so that you can take best advantage of your benefit, and so that you don’t incur any unnecessary costs.


TRICARE and You – Mental health care

Mental health issues are often difficult challenges for Coast Guard members and their families. There’s frequently a lack of knowledge about where and how to get help, concern about stigma, career implications and other social concerns. But help is available for members and families suffering from mental health problems. This article will provide you with some of the available resources.


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