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.


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on orders

When a Coast Guard Reserve member is performing duties on military orders, they are eligible for health care for the period of their service. Check out this week’s Tricare and You segment to see what your entitlements are and what steps you should take to ensure you’re covered.


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 – Losing your provider or network doctor

For any number of reasons you may lose access to your TRICARE doctor. Your provider may elect to no longer accept TRICARE, may retire, move, or leave medical practice. Regardless of the reason, the result is that you and your dependents may no longer have a doctor. Read the full blog to find out what steps to take if you lose your network doctor!


TRICARE and You – Upcoming contract changes

Changes are coming to the way TRICARE is managed, and it’s important that you stay informed so that you get the most out of your benefit. 2016 saw a major renegotiation of the TRICARE contract, affecting all Coast Guard, DOD, PHS and NOAA members, dependents and retirees. A transition period will be in effect until late 2017, when the new contract will begin.


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Thinking about your resolutions for 2017? Make it simple! Sign up for emails from All Hands when there is new information published that will impact your career, and follow us on our social media platforms! These resolutions are sure to help stay on top of the most up-to-date information!


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 – Breast cancer prevention and treatment

Early detection of breast cancer is critical to maintaining your health. Once detected, getting the proper treatment is essential to restoring your health in the best manner possible. TRICARE offers a range of services to help you detect this disease and treat it if you have it.


TRICARE and You – Reminder: Implemented Pharmacy Changes

Express Scripts added Walgreens to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016, but CVS and CVS pharmacies in Target stores are no longer in the network. If you are still filling prescriptions at a CVS pharmacy, you need to transfer all your prescriptions now to avoid paying full retail price for your medication. The Health Safety Work Life service Center will walk you through the steps to transfer your prescription to a network pharmacy or to set up home delivery.


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