Chief Petty Officer Erin Hunter, an independent-duty health services technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy, has her portrait taken in the cutter's sick bay Aug. 19, 2015, while underway in support of the Geotraces mission. Geotraces is Healy's second science mission of the summer, and is an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world's oceans. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)

TRICARE and You: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits. Learn more about the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and how you can prevent it.


TRICARE and You: Changes to the Prime Travel Benefit Program

Learn more about the changes to the Prime Travel Benefit Program set to take effect April 1, 2018.


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: Navigating TRICARE for reservists

As a Coast Guard Reserve member or family member, you have access to TRICARE, the Department of Defense’s premier health care program. TRICARE brings together military hospitals and clinics with a network of civilian providers to offer you medical, pharmacy, and dental options. As a TRICARE beneficiary, you have access to the health care you need wherever you are.


TRICARE and You: Making a Smooth Transition with TRICARE in 2018

With the upcoming changes in TRICARE taking place in January 2018, you may have questions about what actions you need to take to ensure TRICARE coverage. First, all beneficiaries should ensure their information is correct in DEERS . Here is what else you need to know:


Tricare and You – Denied Procedures

There are certain clinical procedures that TRICARE is prohibited from approving, even if a valid referral is submitted by your provider. Ensure you know what to do if your claim is denied.


Tricare and You – Viewing your medical record

If you are a uniformed service member you can view some parts of your medical record online. The TRICARE patient portal, allows you access to your records and potentially the ability to make appointments online if you are enrolled to a DOD Medical Treatment Facility. You won’t be able to see your full record, but you can view some helpful items.


Tricare and You – All about HIPAA

What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)? Why should you be concerned with it and does it matter? Check out this blog to find out!


Tricare and You – Retirement benefits

Eligible Coast Guard retirees are entitled to TRICARE coverage. The type of coverage you receive does change as you age, and you have some choice of the type of coverage you receive. This article will help you better understand the type of coverage that you may receive.


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on active duty clarification

In this Tricare and You blog we will clarify some items from last week’s Tricare and You blog regarding reservists who sustain injuries or illness while on active duty.


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