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!

A Station Valdez, Alaska, Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew prepares for a two-boat training evolution in the Port of Valdez, Alaska, Sept. 30, 2015. Station members routinely conduct training to maintain proficiency on the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

TRICARE and You: Prime remote

Because of the nature of our Service, Coast Guard members and their families are often stationed in remote locations. Remote locations often mean that you aren’t stationed near a military treatment facility and health care resources in your area may not be as available as they are in more populated regions. This is why the TRICARE Prime Remote plan exists! Read the full post to learn about eligibility and further details of the plan.