Tricare Open Season for enrollment changes is from Nov. 9, 2020 – Dec. 14, 2020. TricarePrime and Tricare Select members need to review their healthcare options to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. Starting in 2019, members will no longer be able to switch plans at will – they will only be […]
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Tricare is the military health care program. There are several Tricare plans that cover military members and their families. Which plan you are eligible for is often determined by your military status – active duty, Guard or Reserve, military retiree, or family. In this article and podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of Tricare as well as some areas for improvement.
Flu season is just around the corner, and it is better to get immunized sooner rather than later. And this year getting your flu shot may be more important than ever. While flu shots can be expensive, there are several ways to get your flu vaccination for free or at a reduced cost. For example, […]
Tricare can be either a blessing or a curse. Despite its quirks and idiosyncrasies, the healthcare coverage available to military men and women and their families is an invaluable benefit for life in the military. The key to getting the most out of the benefit is to understand who to contact and how to contact […]
Military health care benefits are incredibly valuable. Unfortunately, unless you retire from the military, you usually cannot take those benefits with you when you leave the military. However, there are some programs that can help you during the transition phase. This article covers all of the health care options available to you when you leave the military.
Many military veterans aren’t aware they are eligible for VA health care benefits. The common misconception is that veterans can only use VA medical care facilities if they have a service-connected disability rating. Veterans with a service-connected disability rating can use VA medical centers, but health care benefits aren’t only limited to those individuals. Let’s […]
Members of the Guard and Reserves have different health care options than active duty servicemembers and active duty retirees. While still serving in the Guard and Reserves, members are eligible for Tricare Reserve Select, which is a premium-based health insurance program. Its cost is very affordable, coming in at roughly $22/mo for a member, or […]
Medical care is one of the fastest growing expenses facing Americans. To help make medical care coverage more accessible for all Americans, the government passed the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act requires Americans to maintain health care coverage by January 1, 2014, with the idea being that more people […]
The military health care system has several different health care plans available based on your military or family status. Active duty military members are automatically enrolled in Tricare Prime. Their family members generally have the option of enrolling in either Tricare Prime or Tricare Select. Military retirees usually have the same option, however, there may […]