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TRICARE and You: New vision plan for active duty family members

Friday, November 30, 2018

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Ordonia, an optometry technician with the 194th Wing, gestures toward an eye chart at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 12, 2018. Health clinics at Central Maui, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Molokai, and Lanai will run from Aug. 11-19, providing medical, dental, and vision services at no cost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan W. Padish)

For the first time ever, vision coverage is available for active duty family members.   

TRICARE and You: Coverage while traveling

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Chief Petty Officer William Porter, lead dog handler at Marine Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle, drives past a ferry tollbooth on his way to conduct canine vehicle sweeps at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in Seattle, April 8, 2015.

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: Navigating the Secure Patient Portal

Monday, September 10, 2018

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.

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: Retired? Top 13 things to know about the NEW retiree dental and vision plan

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Capt. Steve Mescher, the Integrated Support Command Miami Dentist, and Magnolia Egemen, the dental assistant, clean a patient's teeth during his examination at the ISC Miami clinic Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. The clinic provides physical examinations, immunizations and clinical laboratory, pharmacy and referral services to other treatment facilities for specialty care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena)

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: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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)

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: Qualifying Life Events

Monday, June 11, 2018

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: Changes to the Prime Travel Benefit Program

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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:

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