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TRICARE Survivor Benefits

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Eligible surviving family members, whose sponsor dies while on active duty, are entitled to continue to receive TRICARE health care benefits. The following is a summary of these benefits: Survivor Benefits Overview Residing Outside the U.S. After the 3 Year Benefit Period TRICARE Survivor Dental Program Survivor Benefits Overview During the three years following a sponsor's death, surviving spouses and children unde... more

US Family Health Plan


One TRICARE Prime option, called U.S. Family Health Plan is available to eligible persons who live near selected civilian medical facilities on the East, West and Gulf coasts. The U.S. Family Health Plan, sponsored by the DoD, has cared for military families for more than 28 years and has serves nearly 100,000 members. Its national member satisfaction ratings are 40% higher than the national average for satisfaction with health plans, as repo... more

TRICARE Young Adult Prime

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TRICARE Young Adult Prime is a health care program for young adults between the ages of 21 - 26 who are no longer eligible to remain on their parent's health care program. TRICARE Young Adult Prime covers health care and pharmacy benefits. TRICARE Young Adult Prime is considered minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act. How It Works The TRICARE Young Adult-Prime Option works the same as TRICARE Prime. You'll have an assigned... more

TRICARE Pharmacy Program

TRICARE Pharmacy Costs

TRICARE provides a world-class pharmacy benefit to all eligible Uniformed Services members, retirees, and their families. Eligible beneficiaries may fill prescription medications at military treatment facility pharmacies; through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery option; at TRICARE retail network pharmacies; and at non-network pharmacies. TRICARE has a mandatory generic drug policy, which has been in place for more than 10 years, requiring t... more

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

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