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TRICARE Maternity Care Options

Senior Airman Joseph Tharp, a 9th Operations Support Squadron flight equipment technician, hugs his pregnant wife Sarah. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings)

(Note: The terms 'pregnancy', 'maternity', and 'care before, during and after childbirth' are used interchangeably to denote the period of time when a women first discovers she is pregnant through her six week postpartum and well baby checkup.) Expectant mothers who are TRICARE beneficiaries have a variety of choices for receiving health care services before, during, and after childbirth. The scope of these services and their associated costs... more

Transition Assistance Management Program

Pills, syringe, and cough syrup.

The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) offers transitional TRICARE coverage to certain separating active duty members and their eligible family members. TRICARE eligibility under the TAMP is good for up to 180 days. Care is available for a limited time. The following is a summary of the TAMP program: The Four Categories for TAMP Eligibility TRICARE Prime Enrollment and Reenrollment New Dental Benefits for Guard ... more

Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage Comparison

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Comparison Of Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage: MEDICARE, VA, CHAMPVA, and TRICARE     MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION VA DRUG COVERAGE VA CHAMPVA TRICARE Who is eligible? Available to all people with Medicare. Available to all veterans who are eligible for, and enroll in VA health care coverage. ... more

TRICARE for Activated Guard and Reserve

Army Reserve drill sergeant candidate Sgt. David Perez directs his squad during a situational training exercise at the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, S.C., March 4, 2015. (Brian Hamilton/U.S. Army)

If you are a Reservist or National Guardsman called to Active Duty you may be worried about your health care coverage. Don't worry - you and your family are covered under TRICARE. The following is a summary of the facts you need to know: Important Benefits Updates Eligibility Important TRICARE Contact Information TRICARE Enrollment and Claim Forms Important TRICARE Updates: The DoD has announced that all members of t... more

TRICARE Reserve Select

Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and National Guard C-130?s exercise flying over Niagara Falls NY, July 15, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Joseph McKee)

The TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) program is a premium based health insurance plan that is available worldwide. It is available for qualified members of the Selected Reserve and their families. TRS is considered minimum essentail coverage under the Affordable Care Act. TRICARE Reserve Select, like other TRICARE programs you have to pay a monthly premium to receive insurance coverage. TRS only covers health and vision benefits, not dental or ph... more

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