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Leaving the Military? Check Your Health Coverage

Doctor and Patient

In many ways, it seems like only yesterday that I made the decision to take off my uniform and make the leap from military life to the civilian world. While I remember it being an exciting time, I also felt a little uncertain about the road ahead and needed some answers. For starters, many of the benefits I took for granted on active duty now fell squarely in my lap — like health insurance. What was I going to do about that? If you're separat... more

TRICARE for Retirees

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So you're set to retire, but don't know what will happen to your healthcare. Can you really stand to lose your military healthcare benefits now that you're leaving and probably have a family to take care of? Fortunately, TRICARE offers plenty of options. These are just a few of the healthcare programs offered to retirees by TRICARE: TRICARE for Life TRICARE For Life (TFL) is a Medicare wraparound coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who have ... more

Medicare Part D and TRICARE

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Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare, including TRICARE beneficiaries. The following are several factors beneficiaries need to consider when deciding whether to purchase a Medicare prescription drug plan: Purchasing Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage if you have TRICARE Services Requiring Prior Authorization What is a Medicare prescription drug plan? Should TRICARE-Medicare el... more

TRICARE Plus Overview

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TRICARE Plus is a military treatment facility primary care enrollment program that is offered at selected local military treatment facilities. All beneficiaries eligible for care in military treatment facilities (except those enrolled in TRICARE Prime, a civilian HMO, or Medicare HMO) can seek enrollment for primary care at military treatment facilities where enrollment capacity exists. Non-enrollment in TRICARE Plus does not affect TRICARE Fo... more

TRICARE Retiree Dental Overview

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The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) was authorized by Congress to provide a basic dental program for Uniformed Services retirees and their family members. Further legislation has allowed the program to be enhanced to include more comprehensive coverage. Under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Services division of Delta Dental Plan administers the TRDP. The TRDP is a voluntary dental benefits program with enrolle... more

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