Tricare Disaster Resources

Hurricane threat is a reminder to be prepared for health care needs

Hurricane Florence is heading towards the United States East Coast, with projected landfall on Thursday, September 13, 2018, between northern South Carolina and North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a strong category 2 hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds, extreme rainfall and major inland flooding. Although […]


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: 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 – 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 – 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.


TRICARE and You: Access to care in remote locations

As part of a Coast Guard family you can be stationed in a variety of remote locations around the United States. From isolated communities on the Great Lakes to smaller towns on the Gulf Coast, Coast Guard postings can take you to less populated areas. While these assignments can have their advantages; stunning scenery and friendly new neighbors, finding the medical care you need can sometimes be a challenge. This article will help you navigate accessing care in remote locations.


TRICARE and You – Dependents’ substance abuse treatment

TRICARE has recently implemented changes to its substance abuse policy for non active duty beneficiaries to make it easier and cheaper for you to access these services. Policies for uniformed service members are different than dependents. Service members may self refer for alcohol treatment and may not be assessed an alcohol incident if no other factors such law enforcement involvement, or driving under the influence are present. Read the full post to learn more.


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